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Philippines Likely Typhoon-Free Until End of 2020

A welcome break.
Dec 28, 2020
Photo/s: Facebook/PAGASA

In the last week of 2020, at least, the Philippines will likely be spared from typhoons, PAGASA said Monday.

However, the Amihan or Northeast Monsoon will bring rains to Northern Luzon in the next three days until New Year's Eve, said weather forecaster Chris Perez.

It will be welcome respite from violent weather after Typhoons Rolly (Goni) and Ulysses (Vamco) battered large swaths of Luzon last November, triggering floods and landslides.

"For the next three days, hanggang sa katapusan ng taon na ito, wala tayong inaasahang bagyo," Perez said.


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There will be scattered rains on Monday due to two low pressure areas, one located off Aurora province on the country's western coast that faces the Pacific, Perez said.

The second low pressure area, located 235 kilometers northwest of Puerto Princesa City, will likely exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Monday.

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