Friday, August 24, 2012

PAGASA: Typhoons Igme, Julian may leave PHL by Tuesday


Typhoons Igme (Tembin) and Julian (Bolaven) may leave Philippine territory early next week even as the cyclones are expected to bring rain this weekend to Metro Manila and other parts of the country, state weather forecasters said Friday.

Until then, PAGASA administrator Nathaniel Servando said Igme and Julian will affect the northern and western section of Luzon.

In PAGASA's special weather outlook for Metro Manila from April 24 to 26, Servando also said the National Capital Region will be generally cloudy with light rain showers.

"This weather condition will continue to prevail in the next three days (Friday to Sunday) as Typhoons Igme and Julian interact with each other before leaving the country by Tuesday and Monday, respectively," he said.

Earlier, PAGASA said Igme had already made landfall in Taiwan but may loop back to the Philippines because of its interaction with Julian, which entered Philippine territory Thursday afternoon.

On the other hand, Servando said the rainfall amount during the weekend will be "insignificant" due to the weak southwest monsoon.

Earlier this month, the southwest monsoon enhanced by recent cyclones dumped rain on Metro Manila and nearby provinces, causing floods and forcing the suspension of classes and work.


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