‘Liwayway’ exiting PAR, LPA spotted off Surigao

MANILA Tropical storm "Liwayway" (Lingling) is moving slowly out of the country Thursday but its trough and the southwest monsoon (habagat) will continue to bring moderate to heavy rain showers in northern Luzon.

In its latest bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Liwayway is moving 10 kilometers per hour (kph), packing maximum winds of 155 kph and gustiness of 190 kph. Its eye was last spotted 490 km. northeast of Basco, Batanes.

Affected areas include Batanes, Babuyan Island and the Ilocos region.

PAGASA added it was monitoring a low pressure area (LPA) located at 940 kilometers east northeast of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur and would be named "Marilyn" if it becomes a storm.

The regions of Ilocos and Cordillera, and Batanes and Babuyan Group of Islands will have cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms caused by the southwest monsoon.

Caraga, Northern Mindanao and Davao Region will have scattered rain showers and thunderstorms due to the trough of LPA.

Metro Manila and the rest of the country will be partly or cloudy skies with isolated rain showers caused by localized thunderstorms.

Temperature in Manila ranges from 27-32 degrees Celsius; Tuguegarao City 25-33 degrees Celsius; Baguio City 16-20 degrees Celsius; SBMA 25-33 degrees Celsius; Lipa City 25-33 degrees Celsius; Metro Cebu 25-33; and Metro Davao 25-30 degrees Celsius. (PNA)

Source: Philippines News Agency