Manila Bulletin

Rainy week­end from ‘haba­gat’

- Weather · Natural Disasters · Disasters · Western Visayas · Visayas · Central Visayas · Northern Mindanao · Bangsamoro Autonomous Region · Zamboanga Peninsula · Zamboanga del Norte · San Juan · Zambales

Trop­i­cal de­pres­sion “Ofel” left the Philip­pine Area of Re­spon­si­bil­ity (PAR) be­fore dawn Fri­day but the south­west mon­soon or “haba­gat” will con­tinue to bring rains across the coun­try this week­end. The Philip­pine At­mo­spheric, Geo­phys­i­cal, and As­tro­nom­i­cal Ser­vices Ad­min­is­tra­tion (PAGASA) last spot­ted Ofel 500 kilo­me­ters west of Iba, Zam­bales at 4 a.m. or al­ready out­side PAR, with max­i­mum sus­tained winds of 45 kilo­me­ters per hour (kph) near the cen­ter and gusts of up to 55 kph and will con­tinue to move west-north­west at 20 kph. Though Ofel is al­ready out­side PAR, the haba­gat will bring light to mod­er­ate with at times heavy rains over Mi­maropa, Western Visayas, Cen­tral Visayas, North­ern Min­danao, Bangsamoro Au­ton­o­mous Re­gion in Mus­lim Min­danao, and Zam­boanga Penin­sula. (Alexan­dria Dennise San Juan)

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