Monsoon rains trail outgoing Betty

(Photo from PAGASA-DOST)

While Typhoon Betty is slowly moving out of the Philippine area of responsibility, Batanes and Cagayan are expected to experience rains and gusty winds, according to the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration on Wednesday.

At 3 a.m. today, the center of the eye of Typhoon “Betty” was estimated based on all available data at 320 kilometers east of Itbayat, Batanes with maximum sustained winds of 120 km per hour near the center and gustiness of up to 150 kph,” said its bulletin.

“It is moving North Northwestward slowly. southwest monsoon affecting Southern Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao,” it added.

Metro Manila will have cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms partially due to Betty and the southwest monsoon.

The rest of the country will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers and thunderstorms because of the southwest monsoon.

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