Storm “Basyang” exits PAR; fair weather felt in most of the country

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MANILA, Feb. 2 (PNA) –Fair weather is to be experienced in most parts of country on Sunday with the absence of any weather disturbance seen near the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR)within the next three days, according to Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical ad Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

In an interview, PAGASA weather forecaster Glaiza Escullar said that tropical depression “Basyang” which weakened into low pressure area around 8:00 p.m. Saturday and exited the PAR midnight.

“Basyang” was second tropical cyclone to enter the country this year.

No cyclone is expected to enter the country this month and no weather disturbance near the PAR within the next three days, Escullar said.

She added that except in Baguio,warm mornings should be expecte in Metro Manila due to weakened northeast monsoon.

She also said that expect improved weather in Visayas and Mindanao.

For Sunday forecast, Escullar said that Northeast monsoon affecting extreme Northern Luzon as the regions of Ilocos, Cordillera and Cagayan Valley will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated light rains.

She added that the rest of the country including Metro Manila will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers due to localized thunderstorms.

In its advisory, PAGASA said that moderate to occasionally strong winds blowing from the east to southeast will prevail over Luzon and Visayas and the coastal waters along these areas will be moderate to occasionally rough.

Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate coming from the east to northeast with slight to moderate seas. (source: Philippine News Agency)