‘Sarah’ weakens as it nears exit — PAGASA

Marje Pelayo

MANILA, Philippines – Severe tropical storm ‘Sarah’ is no longer expected to bring significant rains over the country, according to PAGASA.

Thus, the state weather service has lifted all tropical cyclone wind signal (TCWS) though gusts brought about by the weather system will continue to be experienced today Friday (November 22) over Batanes and Babuyan Islands due to the surge of the Northeast Monsoon.

However, PAGASA said, this condition is forecast to gradually weaken throughout the day.

Nevertheless, sea travel remains risky over the seaboards of Northern Luzon (Batanes, Cagayan including Babuyan Islands, Ilocos Provinces and Isabela) due to prevailing rough sea conditions caused by the Northeast Monsoon.

‘Sarah’ is forecast to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) between tonight and tomorrow (November 23) morning.

PAGASA’s forecast sees ‘Sarah’ gradually weakening as it moves towards the East China Sea in the next two days.

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