As of 5 p.m., June 26, 2012, Tropical storm 'Dindo' was estimated based on satellite and surface data at 670 km east northeast of Virac, Catanduanes (14.2°N, 131.3°E) with maximum sustained winds of 55 kph. It is forecast to move west northwest at 19 kph.
Tropical storm 'Dindo' is the fourth tropical cyclone to have entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility this 2012.
By Wednesday afternoon, Tropical storm 'Dindo' is expected to be at 520 km East of Casiguran, Aurora and 320 km East of Aparri, Cagayan by Thursday afternoon. The weather disturbance will be a lot closer to land on Friday where it is expected at 80 km North Northeast of Basco, Batanes, the weather bureau said.
According to the PAGASA, Tropical storm 'Dindo' will bring an estimated amount of rainfall of 10 - 15 mm per hour (heavy) within its 400 km diameter.
Due to big waves generated by the effect of the Southwest Monsoon and Tropical storm 'Dindo', the PAGASA advises fishing boats and other small seacrafts not to venture out into the Eastern Seaboards of Luzon and Visayas.
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