Summer storm 'Domeng' enters PAR

Posted at 04/06/2014 9:06 PM | Updated as of 04/07/2014 9:35 AM

 

MANILA (UPDATE) -- Tropical Storm "Domeng" maintained its strength after it entered the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) Sunday evening, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said.

In its 11 p.m. weather bulletin, PAGASA said Domeng was last spotted at 920 kilometers east of Davao City.

It was packing maximum sustained winds of 65 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 80 kph.

Domeng was moving northwestward at a speed of 15 kph.

The summer storm was expected to be at 610 kms east of Davao City by Monday and at 200 kms east of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur by Tuesday evening.

Domeng will bring an estimated rainfall amount of 5 to 10 millimeters per hour within its 400-km diameter.

PAGASA forecaster Buddy Javier said Domeng was still too far to affect the country, though there was still a chance of rainfall in Metro Manila and the rest of the country on Monday.

 

Javier said Domeng might make a landfall between Eastern Visayas and Northern Mindanao on Wednesday if the storm doesn't change its track.