Weather conditions in the country will begin to improve this week even with the presence of a low pressure area (LPA) near Batanes province on Monday morning.
Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) senior weather forecaster Robert Sawi said good weather conditions will prevail for the rest of the week.
“Our weather will gradually improve starting today since the LPA has begun moving away from the country, losing its direct affect on Southweast Monsoon,” Sawi explained.
Sawi added the LPA, which was spotted at about 400 kms northeast of Basco, Batanes at 4 a.m. on Monday, will move faster veering towards southern part of Japan.
However, the PAGASA official reminded that light to moderate rainshowers will still occur in the afternoon or evening.
Sawi explained this is the effect of moderate to strong Southwesternly windflow prevailing over Southern Luzon and Western Visayas.
“There will no repeat of strong rains over the weekend except for light to moderate rainshowers in the afternoon or evening this week,” Sawi said.
On Sunday, the Typhoon “Karen” enhanced rain-causing activities of the Southwest Monsoon, which dumped torrential rains over Metro Manila and other parts of Luzon.
PAGASA hoisted orange rainfall warning over the cities of Manila, Pasay, Taguig, Pasig, and Marikina on Sunday evening due to heavy-to-intense rainfall.
The state weather bureau estimated about 45 mm to 65 mm of rains were dumped in per hour in the cities of San Juan, Mandaluyong, Makati, Taguig, Pateros and Quezon City on Sunday.
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