“Domeng” intensifies into tropical storm as it moves over PHL Sea

(Eagle News) — “Domeng” has intensified into a tropical storm while moving in a northern direction over the Philippine Sea.

According to the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration, the center of “Domeng” was estimated  940 km east of extreme Northern Luzon.

It is packing maximum sustained winds of 65 kph near the center and a gustiness of up to 80 kph.

It is  moving at 15 kph.

PAGASA said in the next 24 hours, the southwest monsoon enhanced by “Domeng” and Severe Tropical Storm “Chaba” (formerly “Caloy”) will bring monsoon rains over Kalayaan Islands.

Light to moderate rains are expected over the western sections of Central and Southern Luzon.

The weather bureau said the southwest monsoon enhanced by”Domeng” and Severe Tropical Storm “CHABA” will also bring occasionally gusty conditions  over extreme Northern Luzon, the northern and western portions of Luzon, and the western portion of Visayas.

“Domeng” is forecast to gradually accelerate north northwestward throughout the forecast period and remain far from the Philippine landmass.

It may exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility tomorrow morning or afternoon.