MANILA, Philippines – Tropical Storm Jolina (Pakhar) is about to leave the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR).
In a bulletin issued 5 pm on Saturday, August 26, state weather bureau PAGASA said Jolina is already 280 kilometers west of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, moving northwest at 24 kilometers per hour (km/h).
The tropical storm continues to have maximum winds of 80 km/h and gustiness of up to 95 km/h.
There are no more areas under tropical cyclone warning signals.
Jolina had made landfall in Casiguran, Aurora on Friday evening, August 25. After hitting land, it then crossed Northern Luzon. No casualties have been reported.
Meanwhile, there will still be light to heavy thunderstorms in Metro Manila and Ilocos, as well as the provinces of Zambales and Bataan. These are still due to the southwest monsoon.
With Jolina exiting PAR, good weather is expected throughout the Philippines beginning Sunday, August 27. There will only be isolated rainshowers.
So far, PAGASA is not monitoring any other weather disturbance, but forecaster Aldczar Aurelio said a low pressure area (LPA) might form in the country next week. – Rappler.com