Quedan 17th storm to arrive

posted September 30, 2013 at 12:01 am
by PNA
THE low-pressure area east of the Visayas intensified into a tropical depression on Sunday afternoon and was named Quedan by the weather bureau. Quedan is the third cyclone to visit the country this month and the 17th this year. Weather Forecaster Samuel Duran said Quedan was 900 kilometers East of Guiuan, Eastern Samar, at 4 pm on Sunday with maximum sustained winds of 45 kilometers per hour near the center. It was moving north- northeast at 7 kph. Duran said no storm signal warning was has raised on Saturday since the cyclone was too far to directly affect any part of the country. With its northward track, he said, Quedan was not expected to make landfall because it was already moving away from the Philippines and expected to be out the country in the next 24 hours.
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