MANILA Tropical depression "Falcon" and the enhanced southwest monsoon would bring light to moderate with occasional heavy rains over most parts of the country on Tuesday.
In its severe weather bulletin no. 4 issued at 5 a.m., the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said Region IV-B (Mimaropa), Western Visayas, Albay, Masbate, Sorsogon and Northern Samar would experience light to moderate with occasional heavy monsoon rains.
Tropical cyclone warning signal number 1 is hoisted over northern Isabela, Cagayan, and Batanes.
Falcon is moving west over the Philippine Sea at 30 kilometers per hour (kph) and may intensify into a tropical storm as it approaches extreme northern Luzon on Wednesday.
At 4 a.m. today, the center of "Falcon" was spotted 690 kms. east of Tuguegarao City in Cagayan. It is packing winds of 55 kph near the center and gusts of up to 65 kph.
On Wednesday (July 17), moderate to heavy rains are experienced over Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Cagayan Valley, Zambales, Bataan and Mindoro provinces due to the combined effects of Falcon and the enhanced southwest monsoon. Light to moderate with occasional heavy monsoon rains will prevail over Metro Manila, Calabarzon, Western Visayas, and the rest of Central Luzon and Mimaropa.
Temperature in Metro Manila ranges from 25-29 degrees Celsius; Tuguegarao 26-32 degrees Celsius; Baguio City 17-23 degrees Celsius; Metro Cebu 25-29 degrees Celsius and Metro Davao 26-32 degrees Celsius. (PNA)
Source: Philippines News Agency