Tropical Storm Quinta Intensifies in Visayas and Mindanao

MANILA, PhilippinesStorm Quinta, previously, a Low Pressure Area (LPA) has intensified into a tropical storm in Visayas and Mindanao, this Christmas Day, Tuesday, December 25, 2012, as disclosed by PAGASA.

As of four (4) p.m., Storm Quinta is located 90 km Southeast of Guiuan, Eastern Samar.

PAGASA announced that Signal No.1 is up in these areas:

Visayas

“Northern Samar
Masbate
Ticao Island
Aklan
Capiz
Antique
Iloilo
Guimaras
Negros provinces
Siquijor
Rest of Cebu

Mindanao

Agusan Del Norte
Agusan Del Sur
Misamis Oriental
Camiguin
Surigao Del Sur

Signal No. 2 in these areas:

Visayas

Eastern Samar
Western Samar
Leyte
Southern Leyte
Northern Cebu
Camotes Island
Bohol
Biliran

Mindanao

Dinagat Province
Siargao Island
Surigao Del Norte”

PAGASA also stated that by Friday afternoon, Storm Quinta would be outside of the Philippines’ area of responsibility, which is  870 km West of Northwest of Puerto Princesa City.

PAGASA advised people in low areas to transfer to higher locations as storm Quinta’s heavy down pour is expected.

Meanwhile, tropical storm Quinta would cause cloudy weather and occasional rain showers in Luzon and other parts of the country, there are no storm signals, however.

For sure, with the recent onslaught of Bopha, people hope Quinta would be more ‘merciful.’

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