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No tropical cyclone to enter Philippines this week
MANILA, Philippines - No tropical cyclone is expected to enter the country this week, but the weather bureau yesterday warned residents in some parts of the country, including Metro Manila, to brace for heavy rain and gusty winds in the next days due to severe thunderstorms.
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said cloudy skies with light to moderate to occasionally heavy rains, gusty winds and lightning are expected to prevail over Mimaropa (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan) region, Western Visayas and Mindanao.
Metro Manila and the rest of the country would have partly cloudy to cloudy skies except for isolated light to occasionally heavy rains, gusty winds and lightning.
The weather bureau said coastal waters throughout the country would be slight to moderate.
Apart from thunderstorms, no tropical cyclone is forecast to affect the country this week, PAGASA said.
The agency had projected up to four tropical cyclones to visit the country this month.
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PAGASA assistant weather services chief Rene Paciente said cyclones that enter the Philippine area of responsibility in August usually cross Luzon or “recurve” towards Japan.
August is considered the rainiest month in the Philippines, according to PAGASA.