PAGASA: Rainy weekend ahead due to enhanced habagat

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Manila weekend looks showery as the southwest monsoon or habagat continues to affect the Metro and parts of the country, state weather bureau PAGASA stated early Saturday.

Weather specialist Meno Mendoza noted the low-pressure area (LPA) inside the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) will continue to enhance the prevailing southwest monsoon.

The weather disturbance, which is likely to mature into a tropical depression in the next few days, was located 970 kilometers east of Juban, Sorsogon.

Monsoon rains will soak Metro Manila, Mimaropa, Western Visayas, and the provinces of Zambales, Bataan, Batangas and Cavite.

The rest of Luzon, the Visayas and Zamboanga Peninsula will experience cloudy skies with scattered rains and thunderstorm.

In the meantime, localized thunderstorms will be brought partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers in Mindanao.

PAGASA directed residents at risk of flooding and landslides to exercise caution and continue monitoring for weather updates.

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