This is our latest Video Update on the two systems we’re watching in the Western Pacific. Severe Tropical Storm Saola (Bagyong Gener) continues to gather strength as it meanders north of Luzon. It was last located 300km east of Basco, Batanes or about 640km southeast of Taipei, Taiwan. While JMA has kept Saola’s intensity at Severe Tropical Storm strength, JTWC has gone ahead and upgrade the system to a Typhoon. Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Damrey continues to slowly move towards the Ogasawara Islands. It remains a weak tropical storm but is still expected to gradually intensify in the next few days. Damrey is forecast to brush Southern Kyushu later this week.
The video gives analysis and forecasts for both systems and updates on Saola’s effects in Luzon. Furthermore, we briefly discuss the effects of a low pressure area that moved across Manila last night. Unfortunately, more rains could be on the way here. Please note that we are not an official forecasting agency and we urge you to continue monitoring the news and your country’s weather bureau for the latest updates on the storm. Especially in the Philippines for any school cancellations, flight delays, road closures, floods, and landslides.
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