Storm 'Enteng' exits PAR

Posted at 07/17/12 8:07 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Tropical storm “Enteng” (international name: Khanun) left the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) early morning Tuesday after entering on Monday night, the state weather bureau said.

Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) forecaster Fernando Cada said Enteng is heading towards southern Japan.

Enteng was last spotted 1,100 kilometers (kms) east northeast of Basco, Batanes, and was moving west northwest at 30 kilometers per hour (kph).

“Nang pumasok siya sa PAR, halos doon lang siya sa corner o sa northeastern periphery. Gumilid lang siya at pinangalanan po siyang Enteng,” Cada told dzMM.

“Napakalayo nito at wala siyang direktong epekto sa magiging panahon ng ating bansa,” he added.

Enteng was packing maximum sustained winds of 65 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 80 kph.

It has an estimated rainfall amount ranging from 5 to 15 millimeters per hour (moderate to heavy) within its 600-kilometer diameter, PAGASA said.

Cada said two to three tropical cyclones are expected to enter PAR this July.

The next tropical cyclone will be named “Ferdie,” according to PAGASA.