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Batanes still under Signal number 1

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Signal number 1 remains up in Batanes and the Babuyan Group of Islands on Monday morning as Tropical Depression “Egay” maintained its strength as it moves toward extreme northern Luzon, the weather bureau reported.

In its 8 a.m. bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Batanes and the Babuyan Islands still experience wind signal between 30 to 60 kph.

As of 7 a.m., Egay was last spotted 165 kilometers east of Aparri, Cagayan with maximum winds of 45 kph and gustiness of 60 kph. It is moving northwest at 35 kph and is expected to reach 280 km west northwest of Basco, Batanes by Tuesday morning.

Egay will bring light to heavy monsoon rains over Metro Manila, Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Central Luzon, CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, Bicol Region, Antique Aklan, and western Iloilo.

The rest of Luzon as well as Western Visayas will experience cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms.

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