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‘Betty’ weakens further as it nears Luzon—Pagasa

/ 11:51 AM March 18, 2015
Source: Project Noah | 11:01 am, March 18, 2015

Source: Project Noah | 11:01 am, March 18, 2015

MANILA, Philippines – Tropical depression “Betty” (international name “Bavi”) weakened further late Wednesday morning as it traversed the Philippine Sea towards Luzon, according to the weather bureau.

In a span of 12 hours, the winds of Betty slowed from 65 kilometers per hour (kph) to 45 kph but remained a tropical depression as it continued to move west at 17 kph.

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Pagasa said a ridge of high pressure above Luzon was expected to continue affecting Betty which is seen to become a low pressure area in 24 hours. It could dissipate within the next 48 hour and no longer affect the country.

However, should it remain a LPA and follow its present track, Betty would bring rain to Northern and Central Luzon, said forecaster Meno Mendoza.

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As of 10a.m., the weather disturbance was 1,120 kilometers east of Casiguran, Aurora.

By Thursday morning, it is seen to be 705 kilometers east of Casiguran.

Light to moderate rains (2.5-7.5mm per hour) are seen within the 300 kilometer diameter of Betty.

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