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LPA spotted off Samar; southwest monsoon to bring rains over Luzon

MANILA -- A low pressure area was spotted 670 kilometers northeast of Borongan, Eastern Samar at 3 a.m. Thursday, state weather agency Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said.

It added that the southwest monsoon affecting the western section of Luzon will cause rains over parts of the island.

Cagayan Valley, Cordillera Administrative Region, Bicol, eastern Visayas, Ilocos Norte, Zambales, Bataan, Quezon and Palawan will experience cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and possible occasional heavy rains, gusty winds and lightning.

Metro Manila and the rest of the country will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies, isolated light to occasionally heavy rains, gusty winds and lightning.

Meanwhile, moderate to strong winds will blow from southwest to south over Luzon, and its coastal waters will be moderate to rough.

Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate coming from south with slight to moderate seas, PAGASA said.

Source: Philippine News Agency

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