Mindanao safe from ‘Gorio’

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/29 June) — The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) has lowered storm signal for Mindanao, although rain is expected in several parts of the island today.

In its 5pm advisory today, Pagasa said Tropical Storm “Gorio” (international codename Rumbia) was spotted 40 km southeast of Legazpi City with maximum sustained winds of 65 kph near the center as of 4pm.

Gorio is forecast to move northwest at 24 kph, the state weather bureau said.

At least 37 areas in the Visayas and Luzon including Metro Manila has been placed under storm signal after “Gorio” made landfall in Hernani, Eastern Samar.

Pagasa said the weather disturbance is expected to be 60 km northwest of Iba, Zambales by Sunday afternoon after passing Metro Manila in the morning.

It is forecast to be out of the country by Monday afternoon. (MindaNews)