Rains to persist as ‘Luis’ leaves PAR
MANILA, Philippines–Typhoon “Luis” (international name: Kalmaegi) has left the Philippine area of responsibility and is now heading towards the southern part of China, the state weather bureau said on Monday.
In its latest weather bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said the eye of “Luis” was spotted 465 kilometers west of Laoag City as of 2 p.m.
Pagasa said “Luis” slightly intensified while exiting PAR, packing maximum sustained winds of 130 kilometers per hour near the center and gusts of up to 160 kph.
By Tuesday afternoon, the typhoon that left the Philippines with almost zero casualty is expected to be at 194 kilometer west northwest of Wenchang, Hainan or 1,249 kilometers west of Laoag City.
However, a southwest monsoon will bring light to moderate rainshowers over Bataan, Zambales, Palawan and Mindoro in the next 24 hours.
In Metro Manila, isolated rains will be experienced due to localized thunderstorms but will generally have sunny to cloudy skies.
“The fishing boats and other small sea craft are advised not to venture out into the sea while larger vessels are alerted against big waves,” Pagasa added.
Pagasa weather forecaster Buddy Javier said a low pressure area was monitored outside PAR. It is expected to enter the Philippines on Wednesday.
Although Javier said, it is likely that the LPA, which was spotted on the sea, would develop into a tropical depression.
Once it intensifies as a tropical cyclone, the LPA will be named “Mario.”
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