'Basyang' weakens into an LPA, exits PAR

Posted at 02/02/14 11:43 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Tropical depression “Basyang,” which brought floods to parts of Visayas and Mindanao over the weekend, left the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) Sunday morning after weakening into a low pressure area (LPA) late Saturday night.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said the LPA exited PAR shortly after midnight on Sunday.

The state weather bureau lifted all public storm warning signals late Saturday night.

In its public weather forecast released 5 a.m. on Sunday, PAGASA said the northeast monsoon will affect extreme Northern Luzon, and the regions of Ilocos, Cordillera and Cagayan Valley will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated light rains.

Metro Manila and the rest of the country will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms.

PAGASA weather forecast Gener Quitlong also warned that the northeast monsoon, or amihan, will gain strength in the next few days, leading to cold weather.

Three people were left dead by “Basyang,” while over 6,000 families were affected. -- Reports from DZMM, ANC