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THE SOUTHWEST monsoon will continue to bring moderate to heavy downpours in Luzon and the Western Visayas Region on Friday as typhoon Hanna (international name: Lekima) heads out of the Philippine area.
TROPICAL STORM Hanna (International name: Lekima) “is expected to intensify into a Severe Tropical Storm within 24 hours,” weather bureau PAGASA said in its 11 a.m. Monday report, but it remains unlikely to make landfall.
MODERATE TO heavy rains are expected in different parts of the country until Wednesday as tropical depression Falcon passes through in a northeastern path.
THE Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) declared the official start of the dry season on Friday, saying that the El Niño phenomenon may last until August.
CLASSES FOR all levels, both public and private schools, in nine villages in Tagum City remained suspended as of Wednesday due to floods following rains over the weekend.
TROPICAL CYCLONE warning signal #1 could be raised over provinces in the Eastern Visayas and the northern part of Caraga by Wednesday evening, Dec. 26, or Thursday morning as tropical depression Usman strengthens while nearing landfall.
NO MAJOR destruction was reported as tropical depression Samuel, which made two landfalls in the Visayas on Nov. 20 and 21, started to move out of the Philippine area.
RAINS BROUGHT by typhoon Paeng (international name: Trami) could cause landslides anew in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) with soil in the mountainous areas still drenched from the monsoon rains and the previous typhoon, Ompong.
FULL ALERT status has been activated by various government agencies as typhoon Ompong (international name: Mangkhut) entered the Philippine area Wednesday afternoon.
TYPHOON MANGKHUT, which will be locally named Ompong once it enters the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), has intensified as it moves westward towards the northern part of the country.
By Mario M. Banzon TROPICAL Storm Jolina is expected to make landfall in the province of Aurora on Friday night, Aug. 25, the weather bureau...