'Chedeng' still far from landmass, moves northwestward over PH Sea - PAGASA

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 9) — Typhoon Chedeng maintained its strength but remains far from the Philippine landmass, the state weather bureau said Friday evening.

Chedeng retained its maximum sustained winds of 130 kilometers per hour (kph) and gustiness of up to 160 kph, according to the 11 p.m. bulletin of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

It was last located 885 km East of Northern Luzon and is still unlikely to bring direct heavy rainfall over any portion of the country in the next three to five days.

PAGASA earlier said the typhoon is expected to leave the country's weather monitoring area by Monday.

The typhoon may also bring moderate to rough seas over the country's coastal waters in the next 24 hours, it added.

No wind signals have been raised at this time, but PAGASA said Chedeng could enhance the southwest monsoon or habagat in the next three to five days.

Chedeng is also forecast to bring strong winds tonight and tomorrow over Metro Manila, Calabarzon, Mimaropa, the Bicol Region, the Visayas, Zambales, Bataan, Camiguin, and Dinagat Islands.

Ilocos Region, Metro Manila, Calabarzon, Mimaropa, the Bicol Region, Western Visayas, Abra, Benguet, Nueva Vizcaya, Aurora, Zambales, Bataan, Bulacan, and Northern Samar will also experience strong winds by Sunday.

PAGASA said Chedeng is expected to turn generally north or north northeastward on Saturday.