Expect better weather as PAGASA lifts storm signals in PH


Posted at Aug 26 2017 05:16 PM | Updated as of Aug 26 2017 08:33 PM

MANILA - All storm warning signals in northern Philippines have been lifted as of 4 p.m., Saturday as tropical storm Jolina moved out of the Philippines and headed for China, state weather bureau PAGASA said.

"'Yung sentro ng bagyo malapit na sa PAR (Philippine Area of Responsibility) line kaya mamayang hapon, inaasahan na lalabas na ito sa PAR," state meteorologist Aldczar Aurelio said during PAGASA's last weather briefing for Jolina.

"Starting bukas ay maganda na ang panahon sa buong bansa. Ligtas pumalaot ang ating mga kababayan sa buong bansa," Aurelio said.

Jolina was last spotted 280 kms west of Laoag City, packing maximum sustained winds of 80 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 95 kph. 

Jolina is moving west northwest at 24 kph towards China.

No injuries or deaths due to the tropical storm have been reported as of yet. 

Aurelio said the state weather agency is monitoring another weather disturbance that may develop into a low pressure area in the eastern part of the country by next week.