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Good weather this weekend - Pagasa

Friday, June 22, 2012 12:53 AM    Views : 342by:Helen Flores

MANILA, Philippines - Filipinos will experience good weather this weekend, as no weather disturbance was forecast to affect the country in the next three days, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said.

However, the southwest monsoon will still bring occasional rains over northern and central Luzon, becoming frequent rains over the western section, according to PAGASA administrator Nathaniel Servando.

The rest of the country, including the National Capital Region, will have generally good weather, except for isolated rainshowers and thunderstorms until Sunday, Servando said.

"The southwest monsoon is expected to affect the western part of northern Luzon but it is weakening as storm ‘Talim' (local name ‘Carina') is gone," he said.

Storm "Carina" grazed the northernmost part of the country on Wednesday, inducing monsoon rains over northern and central Luzon before heading to Taiwan.

Meanwhile, PAGASA spotted a low pressure area 270 kilometers east of Surigao del Sur as of 2 p.m. yesterday. But Servando said it was expected to dissipate within the next 24 to 48 hours.

Source:http://www.philstar.com/nation/article.aspx?publicationSubCategoryId=67&;articleId=819580

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