Rainy weekend ahead

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Weathermen spotted a low-pressure area (LPA) in the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), which is expected to bring rains this weekend.

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According to state weather bureau Pagasa, the LPA was seen at 420 km west of Iba Zambales at 5 a.m., Friday. It has a high chance to intensify into tropical depression within the next 24 to 36 hours.

Once it intensifies into a tropical cyclone it it will be locally called “Jenny” — the 10th for this year and the first for this month.

The tropical depression will not linger inside the PAR as it is expected to move toward Vietnam or southern China.

The weather disturbance, however,  will enhance the southwest monsoon (habagat),which will bring rains in most parts of the country.

Meanwhile, in its 24-hour weather forecast issued 5 p.m., also on  Friday, Pagasa said the southwest monsoon will continue to affect Southern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

Cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and isolated thunderstorms will be experienced over Metro Manila, Ilocos Region, Central Luzon, Southern Tagalog, Palawan, Western Visayas, Zamboanga Peninsula and the province of Benguet.

Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated thunderstorms will prevail over the rest of the country.

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