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Weather Update: Tropical Storm Quiel Almost Stationary

Department of Science and Technology recently released a severe weather bulletin for tropical storm ‘Quiel’, issued 11pm, November 6th. The advisory revealed that the tropical storm remains ‘almost stationary’.

“Between tonight and tomorrow evening, tropical storm ‘Quiel’ and the tail end of a cold front will bring light to moderate with occasional heavy rains over Ilocos Region, Batanes, Cagayan, Apayao, Zambales, Bataan, Occidental Mindoro, Antique, and portions of Palawan,” stated in the advisory, “light to moderate with intermittent heavy rains will be experienced over Aklan, Iloilo, Guimaras, Oriental Mindoro, and the rest of Palawan,” adds the advisory.

Residents of the aforementioned areas are advised to take precautionary measures and coordinate with local disaster risk reduction and management offices, and to continue to monitor for updates. Residents of affected areas are also advised to monitor the thunderstorm and rainfall advisories and heavy rainfall warnings to be issued by the PAGASA Regional Services Divisions.

Quiel is forecasted to intensify into a severe tropical storm within 24 hours and remains less likely to make landfall in any part of the country, adds the advisory. The eye of the tropical storm is estimated to be 435 km west northwest of Coron, Palawan. It is also reported that sea travel is risky, especially for small sea vessels.

Forecast Positions
• 24 Hour(Tomorrow evening): 390 km West Northwest of Coron, Palawan(13.4°N, 116.9°E)
• 48 Hour(Friday evening):500 km West Northwest of Coron, Palawan(13.0°N, 115.7°E)
• 72 Hour(Saturday evening): 845 km West of Coron, Palawan (Outside PAR)(13.0°N, 112.5°E)
• 96 Hour(Sunday evening):1,175 km West of Coron, Palawan (Outside PAR)(13.5°N, 109.5°E)

This article will be updated over time.

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