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‘Nimfa’ accelerates, triggers suspension of classes

MANILA, Philippines–Tropical Storm “Nimfa” (international name: Tapah) has accelerated as it moved north northwest, the state weather bureau reported.

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At 10 p.m. Tuesday, Nimfa centered 715 kilometers east northeast of Basco, Batanes, Chris Perez, said senior weather specialist at the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical Astronomical Services Administration.

The storm was packing sustained winds of 65 kph and gusts of up to 80 kph. It was moving north northwest at 15 kph.

Between tonight and Friday evening, frequent light to moderate with occasional heavy rains will be experienced over Metro Manila, Central Luzon, and Calabarzon.

Occasional light to moderate with intermittent heavy rains over Bicol Region, Pangasinan, Mindoro Provinces, Romblon, Marinduque, and Calamian Islands. Scattered rains and isolated thunderstorms will affect the rest of Luzon.

Several areas in Luzon have suspended classes for Friday.

#WalangPasok: Class suspensions for Friday

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