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‘Quedan’ 17th storm to arrive

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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