Butchoy exits PAR, still causes monsoon rain on Saturday

Butchoy exits PAR, still causes monsoon rain on Saturday

- Typhoon Butchoy left the Philippine Area of Responsibility at 3PM on Friday, July 8

- It did not make landfall in the Philippines

- Butchoy still enhances the southwest monsoon, causing rains in Metro Manila, Southern Luzon and Central Luzon provinces until Saturday, July 9

- Mindanao should expect isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms

Storm warnings have been lifted all over the country but don't forget to still bring your umbrellas and raincoats today, July 9. It's going to be a rainy Saturday for the Philippines!

Butchoy exits PAR, still causes monsoon rain on Saturday

Typhoon Butchoy officially left the Philippine Area of Responsibility on July 8 at 3PM. (Photo from Philippine Information Agency)

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Monsoon rains are expected in Metro Manila, Cavite, Laguna, Zambales, Bataan, Batangas, Pangasinan, Calamian Group of Islands, and Mindoro.

The rest of Luzon and Visayas will experience occasional rains. Mindanao will have isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.

Typhoon Butchoy (international name: Nepartak) has made landfall in Taiwan around 6 AM on Friday, July 8. The supertyphoon caused 15,000 people to be evacuated after ferocious winds battered the island. Dozens were reported to be injured by falling objects.

Nepartak brought the strongest winds in over a century to hit Taiwan. Hundreds of flights were cancelled, and work and classes were suspended.

The supertyphoon is now heading for China and is expected to make landfall in Fujian province at 2PM today, Saturday.

Butchoy exits PAR, still causes monsoon rain on Saturday

Supertyphoon Nepartak (Butchoy) is expected to make landfall in China at 2PM Saturday, July 9. (Photo courtesy of PAGASA)

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