Tropical Storm “Sarah” weakened on Friday morning and was no longer expected to bring significant rainfall in the country, weathermen said.
But cloudy skies with light to moderate rain may be expected in Metro Manila, Bicol, Aurora, Quezon, Rizal, Laguna and Bulacan due to the northeast monsoon, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration.
“Sarah” is forecast to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility between Friday night and Saturday morning, the agency said, adding it is expected to gradually weaken while moving toward the East China Sea in the next two days.
The storm’s center was estimated 430 kilometers northeast of Basco, Batanes. It was packing maximum sustained winds of 85 km per hour near the center and gustiness of up to 105 kph and was moving north-northeast at 15 kph.