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Better weather condition for PHL likely next week --PAGASA

 • 12:53 PM Fri Jul 10, 2015

MANILA(PNA) -- Government forecasts improved weather condition in the country after Sunday (July 12).State weather agency Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) based such forecast on expected landfall of typhoon Falcon (international name Chan-Hom ) in southern China that day. If such happens, the southwest monsoon will weaken so we can expect weather to start improving, said PAGASA forecaster Gener Quitlong. Falcon is enhancing the southwest monsoon or habagat prevailing in the country at present, he noted.Moderate to occasionally heavy rainfall from the enhanced habagat is expected until this weekend in the western seaboard of Luzon and the Visayas, he continued.He said Falcon will weaken upon striking southern China so this typhoon's effect on habagat will decrease.PAGASA still sees no indication the tropical cyclone following Falcon -- a typhoon with international name Nangka located some 2,600 kilometers from the country at present -- will move westward, enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) and affect the country. Nangka is the third of three successive tropical cyclones in the Pacific this month.In its 5 p.m. 24-hour public weather forecast released Thursday (July 9), PAGASA located Falcon at 750 kilometers east-northeast of Batanes province's Itbayat municipality as of 4 p.m. of the same day. Falcon then packed maximum sustained winds of 140 kilometers per hour near its center and gustiness of up to 170 kph, noted PAGASA. The typhoon is forecast to move northwest at 22 kilometers per hour, PAGASA also said.PAGASA earlier forecast Falcon to be outside the PAR by Friday (July 10) at 620 kilometers north-northeast of Itbayat. (PNA)SCS/CJT/EDS

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