PAGASA: 'Pepeng' might return depending on new typhoon 'Melor'

New typhoon "Melor", which is moving west slowly over Northern Luzon is dictating the movement of typhoon "Pepeng" (Parma), reports gmanews.tv.

According to Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) forecaster Rene Paciente, Melor is not likely to affect the country directly. Paciente said that while Melor and Pepeng are interacting, Melor has the more powerful winds, as Pepeng has already weakened.

Pagasa's satellite image of
Pagasa's satellite image of "Pepeng" (left) and "Melor" (right), which will be given a local name once it enters RP territory. Image from gmanews.tv.

As of 5 a.m. October 5, Pepeng was 220 km north northwest of Laoag City as of 4 a.m., with maximum sustained winds of 120 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 150 kph. PAGASA reminds residents living near Pepeng's path to stay alert as the typhoon might return as an effect of its interaction with typhoon Melor.


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