Typhoon nears RP

By Norman Bordadora
Inquirer News Service

TYPHOON Siony increased its strength as it is about to enter the Philippine area of responsibility, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration reported on Friday.

But PAGASA said the typhoon was not yet going to affect any part of the country.

The center of typhoon Siony s located at 1,180 kilometers east northeast of the Bicol region at 10 a.m. on Friday. It is moving northwest at 13 kph and is packing winds of 140 kph near the center. Its gustiness is up to 170 kph, the weather bureau said.

Typhoon Siony is expected to intensify further in the next 12 to 24 hours, PAGASA said.

15/10/2004

Bron : Inq7.net

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