MANILA, Philippines - 'Bagyong Salome' has maintained its strength and now off the coast of Zambales-Bataan, state weather bureau PAGASA announced in its 5:00 a.m. update on Friday, November 10, 2017.

'Bagyong Salome' PAGASA weather update November 10, 2017
Tropical Storm 'Salome' is expected to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Saturday morning. Satellite image courtesy of DOST-PAGASA.

At 4:00 a.m. today, the center of Tropical Storm 'Salome' was estimated based on all available data including Subic doppler radar at 55 km Southwest of Subic, Zambales (14.5 °N, 119.9 °E).

'Salome' has maximum sustained winds of 65 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 100 kph. It is forecast to move West Northwest at 20 kph.

PAGASA said light to moderate rains is now affecting Zambales, Bataan, Pampanga, Rizal and Batangas, which may persist for 3 hours.

Salome is expected to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) by tomorrow morning (November 11).

Forecast Positions:
  • 24 Hour(Tomorrow morning): 620 km West Northwest of Ambulong, Batangas (OUTSIDE PAR)(16.4°N, 115.8°E)
  • 48 Hour(Sunday morning):685 km North Northwest of Pagasa Island, Palawan (OUTSIDE PAR)(17.0°N, 112.7°E)
  • 72 Hour(Monday morning): 740 km North Northwest of Pagasa Island, Palawan (OUTSIDE PAR)(16.9°N, 111.0°E)

Tropical cyclone warning signal TCWS No. 2 (61-120kph expected in 24 hrs) is up over the areas of Bataan and Southern Zambales.

Meanwhile, TCWS #1 (30-60kph expected in 36 hrs) was raised for the areas of Metro Manila, Bulacan, Pampanga, Cavite, Batangas, rest of Zambales and northern Occidental Mindoro.

Estimated rainfall amount is from moderate to heavy within the 250 km diameter of the Tropical Storm.

Residents under TCWS #2 and #1 as well as Central Luzon and CALABARZON are advised to be alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides.

Sea travel is risky over areas under TCWS #2 and #1 due to rough to very rough seas.

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