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TD ‘Nimfa’ trigger rains in North Luzon

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Tropical depression “Nimfa” remains almost stationary while it is expected to intensify into a tropical storm within 24 hours, the weather state bureau reported Wednesday.

“Nimfa” was last seen 670 km East of Basco, Batanes and is packing maximum winds of 55 kph and gustiness of up to 70 kph. It is expected to slow down within 48 hours and will exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on either Saturday morning or evening.

Its trough or extension will bring cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms over Cagayan Valley, Cordillera region and Ilocos region.

A low pressure area is also spotted 95 km west of Iba, Zambales province and will enhance the rains brought by the southwest monsoon or habagat over Central Luzon, Batangas and Occidental Mindoro provinces.

Meanwhile, Metro Manila, Bicol region, Western Visayas and the rest of Calabarzon and Mimaropa, will experience cloudy skies with rain showers and thunderstorms.

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