PAGASA: 'Huaning' leaves PAR, but habagat to bring more rains

Jamaine Punzalan, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 31 2017 08:18 AM | Updated as of Jul 31 2017 08:57 AM

 

MANILA - Rains will continue to dampen parts of Luzon on Monday even after tropical storm "Huaning" left the Philippine area of responsibility, state weather bureau PAGASA said.

In its 8 a.m. bulletin, PAGASA said Huaning was last spotted 750 kilometers north northwest of Basco, Batanes. It was packing top sustained winds of 65 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gusts of up to 80 kph.

All public storm warning signals are now lifted.

The southwest monsoon or habagat however will continue dumping rains in the northern and western parts of Luzon on Monday, PAGASA meteorologist Obet Badrina told DZMM.

Cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and thunderstorms will be experienced over the regions of Ilocos, Cordillera, Cagayan Valley and the provinces of Zambales and Bataan.

Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorm will prevail over Metro Manila and the rest of the country.
 
The weather, Badrina added, is expected to improve in the next days.

LOOMING CYCLONE

PAGASA however is monitoring another tropical cyclone with the international name "Noru."

Last spotted 2,000 kilometers east of Basco, Batanes, Noru is unlikely to enter PAR but could enhance the habagat, Badrina said.

"Kung papasok man ito, doon lang sa may sulok, sa northeastern boundary. Pero ang tinutumbok niya, base sa ating huling data ay papunta sa bahagi ng Japan," the meteorologist said.

(If it enters PAR, it will only traverse the northeastern boundary. Based on our latest data, it will move towards Japan.)