MANILA, Philippines – The low pressure area (LPA) that brought heavy rains on Tuesday in large parts of Luzon, including Metro Manila, is now moving out to the West Philippine Sea, the latest Pagasa forecast said Wednesday, July 4.
In its 5 am bulletin, the weather bureau said the LPA was last spotted 60 kilometers northwest of Iba, Zambales.
Prior to the bulletin, the bureau released its final thunderstorm watch for Metro Manila at around 4:30 am, saying that no thunderstorm developed 5 hours prior to the advisory.
Pagasa said Luzon and Visayas should expect mostly cloudy to cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms, especially in the western seaboard of northern and central Luzon.
Mindanao, on the other hand, will be partly cloudy to cloudy, with isolated rainshowers and thunderstorms.
Moderate to strong winds are expected to come from the southwest to southeast over northern Luzon, while it will come from the southwest over the rest of Luzon and Visayas. The rest of the country will experience winds coming from the south to southwest, the bureau added.
There is no tropical cyclone within the Philippine Area of Responsibility, Pagasa added. – Rappler.com
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