MANILA, Philippines — Tropical Storm “Dindo” has slightly intensified as it moves northwestward towards the Ryukyu Islands of Japan, the state weather bureau said Sunday.
In its 11 a.m. weather update, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said that Dindo is expected to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) by Monday morning and is not likely to make landfall in any areas of the country.
Dindo was last monitored at 385 kilometers northeast of Basco, Batanes.
The tropical storm also packed maximum sustained winds of 75 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center, and gustiness of up to 90 kph.
Pagasa added that Dindo was spotted moving northwest at 20 kph.
State meteorologists added that Dindo may intensify into a severe tropical storm by Monday morning.
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