MANILA – The trough of Severe Tropical Storm (STS) Surigae will cause scattered rain showers and thunderstorms over Eastern Visayas and Mindanao, the weather bureau said on Friday.
In its 4 a.m. forecast, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said ‘Surigae’ was last tracked 985 kilometers east of Mindanao.
The storm packs maximum sustained winds of 110 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 135 kph. It will be given the local name ‘Bising’ once it enters the Philippine Area of Responsibility by Friday or Saturday.
Meanwhile, Metro Manila and the rest of the country will continue to experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers caused by localized thunderstorms.
Moderate to strong winds, moderate to rough seas will prevail over the eastern section of the Visayas, and Mindanao.
Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate with slight to moderate seas, PAGASA said. (PNA)