PAGASA: Another weather disturbance possible before end-August

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MANILA – A weather forecaster on Thursday stated that another weather disturbance might develop and affect the country before the end of this month.

“There is no low pressure area inside the Philippine Area of Responsibility but the eastern part of the country may experience rains due to cloud clusters, and we are not discounting the possibility of another tropical cyclone before the end of the month,” said Benison Estareja of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

The southwest monsoon (habagat) continues to weaken and is now affecting the western section of northern and central Luzon, he said.

Estareja stated that for Thursday’s forecast, generally sunny weather will prevail, specifically in areas that experienced rains due to Severe Tropical Storm Florita.

He added that rain showers caused by localized thunderstorms will still be experienced.

Warm and humid weather will prevail, but there are high chances of thunderstorms across Luzon.

Over the western region of Luzon, moderate to strong winds and moderate to rough seas are forecasted.

Meanwhile, moderate to rough seas will be experienced over the northern and western seaboards of northern Luzon, and western seaboard of central Luzon (Batanes, Babuyan Islands, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union, Pangasinan, Zambales and Bataan).

PAGASA said fishing boats and other small sea vessels are alerted against moderate to rough seas.

Elsewhere, it said winds will be light to moderate with slight to moderate seas.

House committees to hold hearings during break

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Spread the loveMANILA – The House of Representatives has authorized for its committees to conduct hearings during the five-week congressional break, extending until late April.