Category: Asia Published on Sunday, 22 July 2012 09:29 Written by Christine Alvin
The heavy rains and floods in Metro Manila, which were brought by the tropical depression Ferdie and much of Northern and Central Luzon in the past two days was likely to be out of the country evening of weekend.
Weather predictors claimed that the Ferdie, with sustained winds of 55 kph, sustained its vigor as it was on its exit direction. Manny Mendoza, the weather forecaster of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said the depression, moving at 15 kph, was anticipated at 240 km west northwest of Laoag City (18.6°N, 118.0°E) by 4 p.m. Saturday.
It was forecasted that Ferdie would be out of the Philippines between 8 pm and 10 p.m. and would be heading towards Vietnam and Southern China. But Mendoza said even if Ferdie would be out of the country, due to the southwest monsoon rains would still be probable in Metro Manila by Sunday and Monday.
It was also expected by the PAGASA to enhance the southwest monsoon that would bring rains over Southern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.