LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Typhoon Nesat aka Pedring has prompted Philippines school closures today. Typhoon Nesat’s projected path has Manila, Philippines in its projected path within the next twenty-four hours, reports local news.
The Philippines typhoon is one of three active typhoons around the world currently. But local news reports that Typhoon Nesat is one hundred fifty miles east of the country as of 11:30 AM PST. Typhoon Nesat is currently traveling at only ninety miles mph, however.
One hundred thousand local residents have been evacuated so far. Manila is expected to suffer far less than the twenty inches expected in northern Philippines reports news.
The Joint Typhoon Warning Center has issued a news alert today warning that Nesat indicates a “consolidating low level circulation center …with a ragged eye.” Neat is expected to “peak near ninety knots prior to making landfall … at which point the system will weaken rapidly due to land interaction.” However, JTW reports that when Nesat “reemerges over the South China Sea .. the system should re-intensity slowly”.
The highest level of warnings was issued so far for Catanduanes, Camarines Sur, Camarines Norte, Northern Quezon including Polillo Island, Aurora, Quirino and Isabela. Robert Sawi, weather branch chief of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), reports that the center of Manila is under a signal no. 2; change to that status remains “slim” reports Sawi.