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N. Luzon cloudy with rainshowers, thunderstorms

In Metro Manila, the rest of Luzon, as well as Visayas and Mindanao, fair weather may prevail with partly cloudy to cloudy skies and localized thunderstorms occur in the afternoon. #fairweather

Miguel Paolo Togonon

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Cloudy skies and scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms in Northern Luzon are expected in the next few days as Typhoon Liwayway (international name: Lingling) enhances the southwest monsoon, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) forecasted on Saturday.

PAGASA said the weather condition will prevail over Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Cagayan Valley, Zambales and Bataan as Liwayway, which is outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), continues to move farther away from the country and is expected to make landfall in North Korea in the next few days.

In Metro Manila, the rest of Luzon, as well as Visayas and Mindanao, fair weather may prevail with partly cloudy to cloudy skies and localized thunderstorms occur in the afternoon.

PAGASA is monitoring two shallow low pressure areas (LPA), one on the western side of the country and the other on the east, in the Pacific Ocean. The shallow LPA are not expected to intensify and may dissolve in the next few days.

PAGASA also said Tropical Storm Faxai is too far away and is not expected to affect the country or enter the PAR, but noted that a gale warning has been raised due to the habagat in the following areas – Batanes, Calayan, Babuyan, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union, Pangasinan, Zambales and Bataan.

Coastal waters in these areas will be rough to very rough with waves reaching 2.8 to 4.5 meters. Small seacraft were not allowed to sail.

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