Our local weather forecasters says the super typhoon will spare Metro Manila. But it will continue its path down the Philippines (as the satellite photo shows).
INQ7.net reports that the path has changed but several provinces are still affected. But this does not indicate that the Metro Manila residents should relax. Excerpt:
8TH UPDATE) SUPER typhoon “Reming” (international codename: Durian) has changed course and will no longer hit Metro Manila directly, the chief state weather forecaster said Friday.
Instead, the storm, with winds of 190 kilometers per hour and gustiness of up to 225 kilometers per hour, will hit provinces south of the capital, including the Mindoro provinces, according to Nathaniel Cruz in a phone interview.