Although Tropical Storm “Inday” left Philippine territory on Thursday, its enhancement of the habagat, or the southwest monsoon, is expected to continue until the weekend, just as Tropical Cyclone Jose (International name: Halong) makes its appearance, the weather bureau said.
By DJ Yap
The state weather bureau sees improving weather in the last few days of June but expects three to four tropical cyclones to hit the country in July.
A deadly earthquake in the central Philippines on Tuesday highlighted the Southeast Asian archipelago’s vulnerability to natural disasters.
By Jeannette I. Andrade
Tropical storm “Maring” (international name Trami) may still intensify into a typhoon before it leaves the country’s area of responsibility on Thursday morning and heads for Taiwan, according to the country’s weather bureau.
Tropical Storm “Quinta” left at least nine people dead and four missing in a sweep across the Visayan and Bicol regions that sent flash floods rampaging in the lowlands and tens of thousands fleeing to safer grounds.