As the southwest monsoon or habagat intensifies, the Philippines can expect three to four storms in August and September, the state weather agency said Tuesday.

Sonny Pajarilla, the local chief of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), said that the weather disturbances develop fast during those two months.

“Ang August kasi halos ganoon pa rin ang life span (of the storm), ngayon naging mabilis lang ang Goring kasi ang kanyang development ay hindi sa silangan. Actually, ‘yon ay bahagi ng bagyong si Falcon na pagtama nya sa extreme northern Luzon ay may humiwalay na vortex,” Pajarilla said.

Pajarilla also said that the track of the storm usually moves north of northern Luzon.

“Yong mga usual na bagyong nagde-develop sa Caroline Islands halos magiging ganoon pa rin ang life span nyan, ang tatakbuhin nyan ay extreme northern Luzon, Taiwan and then liliko sa Japan o magku-krus patungo sa Hong Kong,” he added.

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