- Category: World News
- Published Tuesday, December 15, 2015
- CTV News
MANILA, Philippines - Typhoon Melor has weakened as it crossed over the central Philippines, leaving one man dead and wide areas without power.
The government weather bureau said Tuesday that Melor was northwest of central Romblon Island, packing winds of 140 kilometres per hour and gusts of up to 170 kph. Classes, flights and ferry trips remain suspended in affected areas.
Adzar Aurelio, a government weather forecaster, says the typhoon is expected to exit the land mass of Mindoro island later Tuesday, moving over the South China Sea away from the country. It is forecast to weaken to a severe tropical storm on Wednesday and to a tropical depression by Thursday.