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LPA forms inside PAR

A new low-pressure area developed inside the country’s area of responsibility and may enhance the southwest monsoon or “hanging habagat.”

According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration, the LPA was estimated at 420 kilometers northeast of Itbayat, Batanes before noon yesterday.

It said the southwest monsoon enhanced by the weather disturbance will bring cloudy skies with moderate to occasionally heavy rains and thunderstorms over Batanes.

Light to moderate rains and thunderstorms will be experienced over Ilocos Norte, Apayao, and Babuyan group of islands, while partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms will prevail over Metro Manila and the rest of the country.

PAGASA said moderate to strong winds blowing from the southwest will prevail over Luzon, causing its coastal waters to become moderate to rough.

Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate coming from the south to southwest with slight to moderate seas.

By Monday until Friday, Batanes and Babuyan group of islands will have cloudy skies and light to moderate rains and isolated thunderstorms.

Meanwhile, the rest of the country will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms. (Ellalyn B. de Vera)