• Most parts of country to experience rains

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    MOST parts of the country will experience rains Saturday due to intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) and low-pressure area spotted in Mindanao, the state weather bureau said.

    As of 4 a.m. Saturday, the LPA embedded along the ITCZ was spotted 330 km east of Mindanao affecting Mindanao.

    Pagasa weather forecaster Ricky Fabregas said the LPA has a slim chance to become a cyclone.

    Fabregas said the LPA will be named “Jolina” once it turns into a tropical depression, the third cyclone to visit the country this month and the tenth for the year.

    In its advisory, Pagasa said that Visayas and the regions of Bicol, Mimaropa, Zamboanga Peninsula, Northern Mindanao, Caraga and Davao will experience cloudy skies with light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms.

    It added that Metro Manila and the rest of the country will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.

    Pagasa also said that moderate to strong winds blowing from the southwest to south will prevail over the Western section of Luzon and its coastal waters will be moderate to rough.

    It added light to moderate winds coming from the southwest to southeast will prevail over the rest of Luzon and of Visayas and coming from the northeast to northwest over Mindanao.

    The coastal waters along these areas will be slight to moderate.

    Meanwhile, Pagasa said strong to gale-force winds associated with the southwest monsoon may affect the western seaboard of Southern Luzon.

    “Fishing boats and other small seacrafts are advised not to venture out into the sea while larger sea vessels are alerted against big waves,” it said. PNA

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