SEVERE tropical storm Nyatoh might be within the Philippine area by Thursday morning, but it is expected to just brush through the eastern boundary and stay far from land, state weather bureau PAGASA said on Wednesday.
Once inside the Philippine territory, it will be designated the local name Odette. Based on the forecast position, it will be 1,375 kilometers east of Central Luzon by 8 a.m. of Dec. 2.
“This tropical cyclone is less likely to affect the prevailing weather condition in the country for the next 3 to 5 days,” PAGASA said in its 11 a.m. bulletin.
Nyatoh was packing winds of 100 kilometers per hour (km/hr) near the center and could strengthen into a typhoon with a peak intensity of 150 km/hr, according to the weather agency.Internet Explorer Channel Network