• Jose won’t hit land, but will linger until Thursday


    Typhoon Jose continues to enhance the southwest monsoon, inducing rains over Luzon, the state weather bureau said on Sunday.

    Pagasa weather forecaster Buddy Javier said as of 5 p.m. the eye of Jose was 1,010 km east of Casiguran, Aurora. The typhoon was packing maximum sustained winds of 185 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 220 kph. It is forecast to move west northwest at 11 kph.

    If it will not change speed, Javier said, the typhoon will be out of the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Thursday, headed toward Japan.

    Jose is not expected to make landfall in any part of the country.

    Javier, however, said the typhoon will enhance the southwest monsoon—the prevailing wind system during the rainy season—and will bring rains over Ilocos Region and Central Luzon that may trigger flashfloods and landslides.

    Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon will have occasional rains.

    The Visayas and Caraga ill have cloudy skies, light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms while the rest of Mindanao will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.



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