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PAGASA: More rains as ‘Domeng’ upsurges Southwest monsoon

Floods and landslides are possible due to the southwest monsoon, warns state weather bureau. The habagat will persist to affect Metro Manila, Luzon and Western Visayas on Monday, June 11.

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PAGASA- More rains as 'Domeng' upsurges Southwest monsoon

Rains will continue in broad area of the Philippines on Monday, June 11 as the tropical storm “Domeng” (international name: Maliksi) persisted to enhance the southwest monsoon or habagat, Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said.

At around 3 A.M., the tropical storm was spotted 855 kilometer east northeast of Basco in Batanes, bracing a maximum sustained winds of 100 kilometers per hour and 120 kph gusts, said National Meteorological and Hydrological Services agency’s meteorologist Gener Quitlong.

As the typhoon boosts the southwest monsoon, the National Capital Region (NCR) and the rest of Luzon will continue to experience moderate to occasional heavy rains that may trigger floods and landslides, the PAGASA meteorologist added.

Light to moderate monsoon rains may also trigger floods in Central Philippines or in Visayas, while localized thunderstorms may quench Mindanao, the state weather bureau added.

Tropical storm Domeng or Maliksi, moving northeast at 32 kph, will continue intensifying the southwest monsoon even after it leaves the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on early Sunday, said Quitlong.

The weather, Quitlong added, may improve on Tuesday or Wednesday.

The tropical storm Domeng has intensified and became into typhoon on Sunday morning as it exited the PAR, PAGASA said in its latest bulletin.