A sluggish tropical disturbance that dumped over a foot (305 mm) of rain in parts of the Philippines will continue to cause flooding across the country into the weekend.
The moisture associated with what once was Tropical Storm Peipah sat across the Visayas through the weekend, dumping torrential rain on the region. While still wet, less rain fell in the other two regions of the Philippines, Luzon to the north and Mindanao to the south.
Peipah is no longer an organized tropical system and the plentiful tropical moisture is finally starting to run out over the central Philippines. A few showers could linger into the weekend.
The wave of wet weather is now sliding westward into the South China Sea, signaling a return to more typical bouts of showers and thunderstorms across the country.
However, with rainfall over a foot in many places, it will take a few more days for waters to recede.
The country is prone to excessive tropical rainfall due to its location near the equator and the warm water surrounding the islands.
The worst flooding problems across the islands typically stem from tropical systems that plow through the region. One of the worst, Typhoon Haiyan, devastated the area last November.
Unfortunately, many locations still struggling to rebuild from that storm will be in the path of the heavy rainfall over the next several days.
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