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The effect of southwest monsoon, locally called “hanging habagat” has weakened but will still bring light to moderate rains over parts of northern and central Luzon, including Metro Manila on Wednesday, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).
Light to moderate monsoon rains and isolated thunderstorms will affect Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union, Pangasinan, Abra, Apayao, Benguet, Ifugao, Kalinga, Mt. Province, Zambales, Bataan, Cavite, Batangas and Metro Manila.
The Japan Meteorological Agency on Tuesday has spotted a low pressure area west of the Philippines or over the Pacific Ocean.
Cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and isolated thunderstorms will persist over Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union, Pangasinan, Abra, Apayao, Benguet, Ifugao, Kalinga, Mt. Province, Batanes, Cagayan, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino, Zambales, Bataan and Tarlac until Friday.
Meanwhile, partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms will be experienced over Metro Manila and the rest of the country.
By Saturday to Monday, PAGASA said the LPA is expected to re-enhance the southwest monsoon over Luzon and Western Visayas. (Ellalyn de Vera)