• Typhoon ‘Nangka’ likely to avoid PH

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    Typhoon Nangka has a small chance of entering the Philippine Area of Responsibility, Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) weather forecaster Aldczar Aurelio said on Tuesday.

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    Pagasa earlier said the typhoon will enter PAR if it heads westward. However, it will not enter the country if it continues on its northward direction.

    Pagasa is not monitoring any weather formations outside PAR, Aurelio said.

    However, in its 5 a.m. weather bulletin Tuesday, Pagasa said “monsoon rains which may trigger flashfloods and landslides will be experienced over Ilocos region and the province of Benguet.”

    The southwest monsoon—better known as “hanging habagat”—brings rains to the country from April to October.

    Pagasa said Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon and the rest of Cordillera will have occasional rains. Other parts of the country, including Metro Manila, will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated thunderstorms.

    The archipelago will also experience moderate to strong winds coming from the southwest, causing seas to be moderate to rough.

    Meanwhile, Pagasa has issued a gale warning over the seaboards of Luzon. It advised fishing boats and other all seacraft not to head out to sea, while also warning larger sea vessels against huge waves.

    PNA

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