Typhoon “Butchoy” has slightly weakened based on the latest bulletin of Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).
As of 10 AM of Monday, June 18, “Butchoy” is located at 580 kilometers (km) east northeast of Basco, Batanes.
It has now a maximum sustained winds of 160 kilometer per hour (kph) near the center and a gustiness of 195 kph as it moves north northeast at 24 kph.
The rains, though, flooded some parts of Metro Manila causing some schools to suspend classes today.
From PAGASA’s latest bulletin:
Typhoon "Butchoy" is expected to enhance the Southwest Monsoon that will bring rains over Luzon especially over the western section, and over Western Visayas which may trigger flashfloods and landslides.
Estimated rainfall amount is from 15 - 25 mm per hour (heavy) within the 500 km diameter of the Typhoon.
Fishing boats and other small seacrafts are advised not to venture out into the seaboards of Luzon and Visayas due to the big waves generated by the combined effects of Typhoon "Butchoy" and the Southwest Monsoon.