In its 5 a.m. weather bulletin, PAGASA said "Nimfa" exited the Philippine Area of Responsibility at 2 a.m. Saturday and was spotted 705 kilometers northeast of Basco, Batanes.
'Nimfa' slightly intensifies, now outside PAR
( - September 21, 2019 - 9:12am

MANILA, Philippines — Severe Tropical Storm Nimfa (International name: Tapah) slightly gained strength but is now outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility, the state weather bureau reported Saturday.

In its 5 a.m. weather bulletin, PAGASA said "Nimfa" exited PAR at 2 a.m. Saturday and was spotted 705 km northeast of Basco, Batanes.

"Nimfa" is moving north northwest at a speed of 25kph. It packs maximum sustained winds of 110 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 135 kph.

According to state weather forecasters, the southwest monsoon, or habagat, will bring scattered rain showers and thunderstorms over Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon on Saturday and Sunday.

“Residents of the aforementioned areas, especially those living in areas identified to be highly or very highly susceptible to floods and rain-induced landslides, are advised to take precautionary measures,” PAGASA said.

The Philippines, located on the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire, is visited by around 20 typhoons every year.

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