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PAGASA: Expect good weather this weekend

Thursday, August 16, 2012 05:09 AM    Views : 634by:GMA News

After several weeks of rain, Filipinos can finally expect good weather from Friday to Sunday, state weather forecasters said Thursday.

PAGASA forecaster Aldczar Aurelio said the southwest monsoon is likely to weaken with Tropical Storm Helen (Kai-Tak), adding there is no weather disturbance near the country.

"Sa Friday, Saturday and Sunday, magiging maganda ang panahon sa buong bansa. Posibleng humihina ang habagat, at wala tayoing nakitang low-pressure area na papasok sa Philippine area of responsibility hanggang Linggo," Aurelio said in an interview on dzBB radio.

The country is still trying to recover from weeks of rain, including that from Tropical Storm Helen and from the monsoon enhanced by tropical cyclone Haikui.

Rain from the Haikui-enhanced monsoon swamped Metro Manila and nearby provinces, forcing the suspension of classes and work.

At least 109 people had been reported killed in the wake of the heavy rain and floods and another seven in the wake of Helen.

Aurelio said that as of 11 a.m. Thursday, Helen continues to move away from the Philippines, moving in the West Philippine Sea toward China.

"Si Helen lumalayo sa bansa. Ito ay sa West Philippine Sea at patungong China," he said.

However, he said there will still be a chance of rain from the monsoon.

"Ngayong araw medyo gaganda ang panahon," he added.


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