MANILA - Rains will continue to dampen large swaths of the country, even after typhoon Domeng left the Philippine area of responsibility on Sunday, the state weather bureau said.
Domeng intensified into a typhoon on its way out of the country. At 9 a.m., it was spotted 1,045 kilometers east Northeast of Basco, Batanes, packing maximum sustained winds of 120 kilometers per hour and 145 kph gusts, said PAGASA meteorologist Shelly Ignacio.
The typhoon will continue enhancing the southwest monsoon or habagat, which will bring rains that may trigger floods and landslides in Luzon until early this week, Ignacio told radio DZMM.
The weather may improve on Tuesday or Wednesday, PAGASA earlier said.
Domeng and the habagat have caused floods in parts of Metro Manila and forced the cancellation of some flights in the country's main airport.
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