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Weather improves as low pressure dissipates December 01,2014 - 12:31 AM

The low pressure area affecting the eastern part of Mindanao and the southern part of Luzon is expected to dissipate today, bringing improved weather over storm-battered Visayas and Mindanao, according to the state weather bureau.

Cloudy skies that brought occasional heavy rains and thunderstorms were experienced over the Caraga and Davao regions in Mindanao and the Bicol region in Luzon yesterday due to the low pressure area that was last located about 90 kilometers northwest of Cebu City.

The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said on Sunday the low pressure area had a low chance of intensifying into a tropical cyclone.

“It may dissipate (on Monday) and the weather is expected to start to improve,” Pagasa weather forecaster Aldczar Aurelio said.

If the low pressure area dissipates as expected by today, the country can expect fair weather except for the Caraga and Davao regions which will remain cloudy although rains will be light to moderate, according to Pagasa.

Last week, the Visayas and Mindanao were battered by Tropical Storm Queenie (international name Sinlaku), which exited last Friday only to be followed by a low pressure area.

Tropical Storm Queenie, which left at least four people dead, two injured and eight others missing in the Visayas and Mindanao based on official reports, was the 20th tropical cyclone that hit the country in 2014.

Aurelio said the country on the average would get two or three tropical cyclones in November, but only had Queenie that month.
For December, the country on the average would have one or two cyclones, he said.

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