Saturday, June 25, 2011

Falcon leaving

News says Falcon leaves the country but rain still continues to pour... Please stop raining this afternoon?

'Falcon' leaves PH; monsoon rains continue

MANILA, Philippines – (2nd UPDATE) Tropical storm "Falcon" (international name Meari) left the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Saturday, but monsoon rains persisted over large parts of Luzon.

Science and Technology Undersecretary Graciano Yumul told radio dzMM Saturday morning that Falcon left the PAR around 12 midnight.

Yumul explained that rains on Saturday morning were caused by the southwest monsoon or habagat.

He added that moderate to heavy rains (6 to 15 mm per hour rainfall) is expected to hit northern and central Luzon and Metro Manila.

Weather is expected to improve by Saturday afternoon in Metro Manila and by Sunday in northern and central Luzon.

Visayas and Mindanao will experience partly cloudy skies on Saturday, said Yumul.

Based on its 5 a.m. advisory, PAGASA said "northern and central Luzon will experience monsoon rains which may trigger flash floods and landslides."

It said "coastal waters throughout the archipelago will be moderate to rough."

Falcon had also intensified with "maximum sustained winds of 105 kilometers per hour near the center and gustiness of up to 135 kph."

Yumul added that the weather state bureau is monitoring 3 low pressure areas developing near Mindanao.

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