MANILA, Philippines — Tropical Storm Jenny (international name: Koinu) has weakened, the state weather bureau said Saturday afternoon.
According to the 5 p.m. weather bulletin from the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa), the center of the tropical storm was located 995 km east of Central Luzon.
It was observed moving towards the northwest at a speed of 10 kilometers per hour (kph) and had maximum sustained winds of 65 km per hour near the center and gusts up to 80 km per hour.
No tropical cyclone wind signals have been issued, but Pagasa said it could happen over parts of Northern Luzon on Sunday or Monday.
Pagasa said Jenny still has no direct effect on the country, but it will strengthen the southwest monsoon on Sunday, bringing rain to areas in Palawan, Romblon, most of the Visayas and Dinagat Islands.
The agency also previously added that the tropical storm may make landfall over far northern Luzon or northeastern mainland Cagayan.
Meanwhile, rain is expected to fall in most of the Mimaropa region, Visayas and Dinagat Islands on Monday.
Heavy rains may also occur in Batanes and Babuyan Islands on Tuesday and Wednesday as Jenny approaches the mentioned locations during those days.
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