THE Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) on Monday, July 26, 2021, refuted posts circulating online about "Super Typhoon (ST) Maria."
Pagasa weather forecaster Meno Mendoza, in a statement, said that posts about ST Maria are "false and untrue."
"There will be no weather disturbance for the next two to three days, but the southwest monsoon will still bring rains," Mendoza said.
Pagasa also issued a statement and reminder to the public that official information from the weather bureau is only released through its official social media accounts and website.
It added that it is not monitoring other tropical cyclones apart from "In-Fa" and "Nepartak," which are both outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility.
In the same statement issued by Pagasa on Monday, Mendoza said the two weather disturbances have no direct effect on the country.
Monsoon rains to continue
Pagasa said monsoon rains will continue to be experienced over Ilocos Region, Zambales, Bataan and Occidental Mindoro.
Scattered rain showers and thunderstorms will prevail over Metro Manila, Abra, Benguet, Tarlac, Pampanga, Bulacan, Cavite and Batangas.
The southwest monsoon will also cause isolated rain showers or thunderstorms over the rest of the country.
Meanwhile, moderate to strong winds and moderate to rough seas will continue to prevail over Luzon and the Visayas.
Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate with slight to moderate seas. (JTD)