Bagyong Chedeng further intensifies, state weather bureau PAGASA said on Wednesday, June 7, 2023.
According to PAGASA, Bagyong Chedeng was located at 1,060 km East of Southeastern Luzon with maximum sustained winds of 75 km/h near the center, gustiness of up to 90 km/h, and central pressure of 998 hPa. It is moving west northwestward at 10 km/h.
Bagyong Chedeng is forecast to remain far from the Philippine landmass and may enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility in the coming days.
Chedeng is forecast to intensify in the next 3 to 4 days and may be upgraded to severe tropical storm category tonight or tomorrow and into a typhoon on Thursday. Rapid intensification is not ruled out. Peak intensity may be reached by Friday or Saturday.
Currently, Chedeng is not affecting the weather system in the Philippines.
Storm signals are yet to be announced in the coming days.
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