Weather to improve but expect rains - PAGASA

Posted at 08/10/2012 1:56 AM | Updated as of 08/10/2012 2:13 PM

MANILA, Philippines – The state weather bureau said there is no weather disturbance expected in the country over the weekend, which means the weather will likely continue to improve in the coming days.

PAGASA weather forecaster Chris Perez told ABS-CBN’s “Bandila” on Thursday that the weather condition in Metro Manila is expected to improve, but he noted that rains will still be experienced in the next 3 days.

Perez stressed, however, that rains will no longer be as strong as the downpour experienced since Sunday  because Typhoon Haikui has moved further away from the country.

Strong rains recently were due to the typhoon’s effect on the southwest monsoon.

Perez also said residents in Northern and Central Luzon should expect rains over the weekend.

Low pressure area

Perez said PAGASA is monitoring a low pressure area (LPA) outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility.

The LPA is still too far to affect weather in the country and it is expected to enter PAR either by Monday night or early Tuesday.

Perez said there is only a small chance that the LPA will intensify into a typhoon.

He added that the weather disturbance is not expected to make landfall. -- With a report from Jenny Reyes, ABS-CBN News