Typhoon ‘Jose’ to bring monsoon rains until Thursday

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Tuesday, 5 August 2014 - Last Updated on August 5, 2014

(UPDATED) The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Typhoon Jose (international name ‘Halong’) is expected to bring monsoon rains until Thursday as the typhoon heads for Japan, according to a GMA News report..

While Typhoon Jose did not make landfall, it brought heavy monsoon rains within its 650-kilometer radius, Philippine Daily Inquirer reported.

At 10:00 a.m todayjosephtrack, the eye of Typhoon “Jose” was located based on all available data at 805 km East of Calayan Island. It has slightly weakened with maximum sustained winds of 150kph near the center and gustiness of up to 185kph.

It is forecast to move north northeast at 15kph. It is expected to be at 860km east northeast of Basco, Batanes by tomorrow morning and at 1,090km northeast of Basco, Batanes by Thursday morning or outside PAR. 

Pagasa warned that the monsoon rains might trigger flashfloods and landslides in Ilocos and Central Luzon region.

“Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon will have occasional rains. Visayas will have cloudy skies with light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms. Mindanao will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms,” Pagasa posted on its weather bulletin.

Coastal waters, on the other hand, would be moderate and rough.

At around 5:00 a.m. today, water level at the Marikina River was lifted as it has receded from 15 to 14.9 meters.

Provinces of Bataan and Cavite have suspended classes on all levels. Several villages in Hermosa, Bataan are submerged in chest-deep flood due to incessant rains since Monday.

Pagasa weather forecaster Jori Loiz announced that yellow warning is raised in Cavite, Batangas, Laguna, Bataan and Zambales.

Typhoon Jose is the tenth typhoon to enter the Philippine area of responsibility this year. It has enhanced the monsoon rains or ‘Habagat’ in provinces recently battered by Typhoon Glenda.

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