Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said, "Typhoon 'BUTCHOY' has intensified further as it accelerates in a north northwest direction."

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PAGASA 5:00 a.m., weather bulletin posted, "At 4:00 p.m., today, the eye of Typhoon "BUTCHOY" was located based on satellite and surface data a 550 km east of Aparri, Cagayan (18.7°N, 127.4°E) with maximum sustained winds of 185 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 220 kph. It is moving North at 22 kph. Southwest monsoon affecting Luzon. "

According to weather forecasrer, Typhoon Butchoy maintains its speed and direction, and they believe that it will leave the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) by Monday afternoon.

But still, PAGASA had informed everyone that there will be heavy rains in Luzon and Visayas in the coming days due to Butchoy’s effect on the Southwest Monsoon.

"Fishing boats and other small seacrafts are advised not to venture out into the seaboards of Luzon, Visayas and Eastern Mindanao due to the big waves generated by the combined effects of Typhoon "Butchoy" and the Southwest Monsoon," said by PAGASA.

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