October 7, 2016
MANILA, Philippines – Tropical storm Julian has finally left the country yesterday noon, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services and Administration (PAGASA).
PAGASA weather forecaster Gener Quitlong said the storm left the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) at around 12 p.m. or eight hours after it passed through between the islands of Batanes and Babuyan by the sea.
Quitlong said Julian, which intensified from a tropical depression to a storm Wednesday evening, was heading towards Vietnam.
All tropical cyclone warning signals were lifted yesterday afternoon.
However, Quitlong said cloudy and rainy weather will continue to prevail in many parts of the country until today even after Julian left PAR.
He said the southwest monsoon, which was enhanced by the storm in the past days, will continue to bring cloudy skies with passing light to moderate rains over the western side of the country, including Metro Manila.
Quitlong said improvement on weather condition is expected in most parts of the country beginning tomorrow (Saturday).
He added that no tropical cyclone is likely to affect the country in the next two to three days.
Julian was the second tropical cyclone that entered the country this month and the 10th for this year.
PAGASA is expecting one to three tropical cyclones to visit the country this October. – RBL