Typhoon CHEDENG now in the Philippines

At 4:00 a.m. today, Severe Tropical Storm"CHEDENG" was estimated based on satellite and surface data at 880 km East of Guiuan, Eastern Samar (10.5°N, 134.7°E) With maximum sustained winds of 95 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 120 kph. It is forecast to move West Northwest at 13 kph. 

This weather disturbance is expected not to directly affect any part of the country within the next 24 hrs.

The public and the disaster coordinating councils concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next bulletin to be issued at 11 AM today.