TD Josie to exit Monday morning, all tropical cyclone warning signals lifted

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PAGASA says Tropical Depression Josie will increase its strength in the next 24 hours, while enhancing the southwest monsoon. (FILE PHOTO)

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 22) — The latest weather bureau forecast reported that Tropical Depression Josie may exit the Philippines early Monday.

The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), in a 5:00 p.m. severe weather bulletin, has lifted all tropical cyclone warnings to reflect this new data.

However, the Southwest Monsoon (Habagat) will continue to bring scattered to widespread rain over the regions of Metro Manila, Ilocos, Cordillera, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, CALABARZON, MIMAROPA and Western Visayas.

“Residents of these areas, especially those living near river channels, in low-lying areas and in mountainous areas are still advised to take appropriate actions against possible flooding and landslides, coordinate with local disaster risk reduction and management offices and continue monitoring for updates,” PAGASA said.

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PAGASA also warned against sea travel in the Northern Luzon region.

As of 4:00 p.m., the center of Tropical Depression Josie was estimated to be 330 km North Northeast of Basco, Batanes, and is heading towards Japan.

The red heavy rainfall warning over Zambales and Bataan, orange heavy rainfall warning in Cavite and yellow rainfall warnings in Metro Manila, Laguna, Batangas and Rizal have yet to be lifted.

PAGASA is also monitoring a low pressure area that may enter the country and intensify into a tropical depression.