PH to expect heavy rains, TD Fabian at bay

 

Weather forecaster Raymond Ordinario of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), says Tropical Depression Fabian is not to be expected to make landfall in the country.
However, it will induce heavy rains in many parts of the country. No signals of a tropical cyclone have been alarmed as of 5 p.m. yesterday due to weather disturbance.

 

MANILA — Heavy rainfall is to be expected over Mimaropa, Calabarzon, Western Visayas, Metro Manila, Bataan, and Zambales over the course of Sunday until Tuesday.

Some parts of the country are also to expect above-normal rainfall due to the re-emergence of La Niña in the coming months, says the PAGASA. There is a 50 percent probability that La Niña will progress either in late October or November this year. This may last until the first quarter of 2022.

“With this development, above normal rainfall conditions are expected over some parts of the country in the coming several months,” says PAGASA administrator Vicente Malano. He warns the public of possible repercussions this may bring, such as floods and landslides.

La Niña is characterized by unusually cooler than average sea surface temperatures in the central and eastern equatorial Pacific. (HMP

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