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Tropical depression Eight is forecast to strike the Philippines as a tropical storm at about 18:00 GMT on 16 July.Data supplied by the US Navy and Air Force Joint Typhoon Warning Centersuggest that the point of landfall will be near17.6 N,123.1 E.Eight is expected to bring 1-minute maximum sustained winds to the region of around 64 km/h (40 mph).Wind gusts in the area may be considerably higher.
The information above is provided for guidance only and should not be used to make life or death decisions or decisions relating to property. Anyone in the region who is concerned for their personal safety or property should contact their official national weather agency or warning centre for advice.
This alert is provided by TropicalStorm Risk (TSR) which is sponsored by Aon Benfield, Crawford & Company and University College London (UCL).