Tropical storm “Jenny” (Intl name “Dujuan) to strengthen as it heads toward Japan, Taiwan and eastern China
Tropical storm “Jenny” (international name “Dujuan”) is not expected to make landfall in any part of the country. AccuWeather Satellite
Tropical storm “Jenny” (international name “Dujuan) may strengthen into the equivalent of a category 3 hurricane as it heads toward Japan, Taiwan and eastern China, according to a report.
AccuWeather Global Weather Center on Friday reported that the tropical storm is expected to become a typhoon later on Friday and may reach the strength of a category 4 hurricane later in the weekend.
“Seas will build throughout the Philippine Sea and residents on the southern Ryukyu Islands should be rushing to complete preparations for the impending typhoon and heed evacuation orders,” AccuWeather said.
At 4 a.m., weather bureau PAGASA located Jenny 1,120 kilometers east of Calayan Island, Cagayan with maximum sustained winds of 95 kilometers per hour (kph) and gusts of up to 120 kph. It is likely to move west northwest at 7 kph.
No public warning storm signal is raised in any part of the country. The tropical cyclone is not expected to make landfall.
However, it will continue to enhance the southwest monsoon or “habagat” which will affect Visayas and Mindanao.
“Later next week, Dujuan may track farther into eastern China but could instead take a turn to the northeast and threaten more of mainland Japan and even South Korea with potentially flooding rain as a non-tropical system,” AccuWeather said.
Courtesy of philstar.com