MODERATE TO heavy rains are expected in different parts of the country until Wednesday as tropical depression Falcon passes through in a northeastern path. Weather bureau PAGASA, in its 11 a.m. bulletin on July 15, said Falcon has “slightly accelerated while maintaining its strength.” The areas affected by scattered to widespread rain showers and thunderstorms on Monday were Bicol Region, Eastern Visayas, Zamboanga Peninsula, the Bangsamoro region, MIMAROPA, and the rest of Visayas. No typhoon warning signals were raised as of Monday morning. By Tuesday, light to moderate with occasional heavy monsoon rains will prevail over MIMAROPA, Western Visayas, Zamboanga Peninsula, and Bangsamoro. On Wednesday, moderate to heavy rains are expected over Ilocos, Cordillera Administrative Region, Cagayan Valley, Zambales, Bataan and Mindoro provinces due to the combined effects of Falcon and the enhanced southwest monsoon. Light to moderate with occasional heavy monsoon rains will prevail over Metro Manila, CALABARZON, Western Visayas, and the rest of Central Luzon and MIMAROPA. Falcon is forecasted to be out of the Philippine area by Friday morning.