Typhoon Urduja leaving

posted October 23, 2013 at 12:02 am
by  Rio N. Araja
Typhoon Urduja will not make landfall and will the the Philippine area of responsibility within the next 24 hours, the weather bureau said Tuesday. The eye of the typhoon was spotted at 1,125 kilometers east-northeast of Itbayat, Batanes, with maximum sustained winds of 160 kilometers per hour and gustiness of up to 195 kph. Urduja will enhance the northeast monsoon to affect the winds but not the rainfall, forecaster Samuel Duran said. He said the typhoon will head toward Okinawa or the southern part of Japan. Strong to gale-force winds are expected to affect the seaboards of Northern Luzon and the eastern seaboards of Central and Southern Luzon and the Visayas.
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