Habagat to dampen Luzon, W. Visayas; Tropical storm Dindo to exit Monday


Posted at Aug 02 2020 07:45 AM

MANILA - The southwest monsoon will dampen Luzon and Western Visayas on Sunday even as Tropical Storm Dindo remains to have no effect over the country, the state weather bureau said.

The storm was last spotted 425 kilometers east northeast of Basco, Batanes, packing maximum winds of 65 km per hour and gusts of up to 80 kph at 4 a.m., PAGASA weather specialist Samuel Duran said.

Dindo and Tropical Storm Sinlaku, which is outside PAR, is pulling the southwest monsoon or 'hanging habagat' which will bring rains to parts of the country, he added.

Occasional light to moderate with at times heavy monsoon rains will prevail over Luzon and Western Visayas, Duran said. Scattered rains and thunderstorms is expected over the rest of the country, he added.

The storm might strengthen into a severe tropical storm within 24 hours but will remain far from Philippine landmass, PAGASA said.

It is expected to exit the Philippine area of responsibility on Monday morning if it continues to move at 20 kph, it said.

PAGASA warned the public that flooding and rain-induced landslide could occur during heavy or prolonged rainfall in areas that are highly susceptible to these hazards.

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