Pack an umbrella: PAGASA forecasts rainy Saturday ahead


Posted at Oct 20 2017 08:03 AM

MANILA - Cloudy skies and rains will persist until Saturday due to the onslaught of Typhoon "Paolo" and a low pressure area (LPA) northwest of Palawan, state weather bureau PAGASA said Friday.

The weather may improve come Sunday, when "Paolo" leaves the Philippine area of responsibility, said weather forecaster Obet Badrina.

The typhoon was last monitored 870 kilometers east Tuguegarao, sustaining winds of up to 130 kph and gusts of 160 kph, moving north at 15 kph.

The LPA meanwhile was seen 135 kph west of Coron, Palawan.

The combined force of the 2 weather systems will bring rains and possible flooding and landslides in the Bicol region, Mimaropa, the Visayas, Zamboanga peninsula, and Caraga Administrative Region.

The gale warning signal has also been raised in the eastern Luzon, Samar, Leyte, Caraga, Davao, and Palawan, with sea waves expected to be surge.