'Butchoy,' 'Talim' to bring more rain


Posted at Jun 19 2012 01:07 AM | Updated as of Jun 20 2012 03:27 AM

MANILA, Philippines - Northern and Central Luzon should expect more rain Tuesday because of Typhoon Butchoy and Tropical Storm Talim, state weather bureau PAGASA said Monday night.

"Butchoy" is moving away from the country as it heads towards Japan,  PAGASA said.

As of 10 pm Monday, the typhoon's eye was spotted 840 kilometers northeast of Basco, Batanes or 120 kms east of Okinawa, Japan.

The typhooon has lost strength and is now packing maximum sustained winds of 150 kilometers near the center and gustiness of up to 185 kilometers per hour (kph).

PAGASA has also issued an advisory on tropical storm  "Talim" that is moving north of the Philippines.

The storm was last spotted 820 kms west of extreme Northern Luzon.

Talim currently has maximum winds of 75 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 90 kph, according to PAGASA.

"This disturbance and Typhoon Butchoy will continue to enhance the southwest monsoon which will bring occasional rains over Northern and Central Luzon becoming frequent rains over the western section. Residents in these areas are advised to stay alert against possible flashfloods and landslides," the weather bureau said.

It added that a strong southwest monsoon will continue to create strong to gale-force winds over the seaboards of Luzon.

It advised fishing boats and other small seacrafts not to venture out into these areas while larger sea vessels should be on alert against big waves.