EPA 2012-06-16 14:38:33 Philippines typhoon Guchol
Filipino elders chat during a downpour in Manila bay, Philippines, 16 June 2012.
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said in its latest bulletin, that typhoon Guchol intensified was packing maximum sustained winds of 160 kilometres per hour (kph) and gusts of up to 195 kph moving in a north northwestward direction. Philippine authorities warned people to brace for typhoon Guchol after floods and accidents caused by bad weather. EPA/DENNIS M. SABANGAN