Philippines expects one or two tropical cyclones in November

Source: Xinhua| 2018-11-02 11:19:45|Editor: Chengcheng
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MANILA, Nov. 2 (Xinhua) -- The Philippines can expect one to two tropical cyclones to enter in its area of responsibility in November, the Philippine state weather bureau said on Friday.

Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) senior weather specialist Chris Perez said tropical cyclone tracks during this part of the year usually affects the central and southern part of the Philippines.

He said their forecast is based on PAGASA's data from 1948 to 2017.

According to Perez, the typhoons in the month would either develop in the Pacific or inside the Philippine area of responsibility.

He added that the country experiences tropical cyclones of stronger intensity during the last quarter of every year.

Typhoon Yutu, which brought dozens killed and trapped, has left Philippine territory on last Wednesday.

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said over 50,000 people remain in evacuation centers in the aftermath of Yutu.

Meanwhile, about 14.79 million pesos (roughly 274,509 U.S. dollars) in aid has been given to affected residents in the northern Philippines Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, and Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR). Assistance given so far consisted of 31,200 family food packs as well as sleeping kits, family kits, and hygiene kits.

Typhoon Yutu is the Philippines' 18th tropical cyclone for 2018. The country usually gets an average of 20 tropical cyclones every year.