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PAGASA: Flash floods, landslides threaten extreme northern Luzon

Flash floods and landslides threaten extreme northern Luzon on Sunday, even as the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration continued to keep track of a weather disturbance off Mindanao. PAGASA said the potential cyclone, a low-pressure area, was estimated at 670 km east of northern Mindanao as of 2 a.m., embedded along the inter-tropical convergence zone (ITCZ). In its 5 a.m. bulletin, PAGASA also noted the tail-end of a cold front is affecting Northern Luzon. "Northern and Central Luzon and Eastern Mindanao will experience mostly cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms becoming cloudy with widespread rain over Extreme Northern Luzon, which may trigger flash floods and landslides," it said. The rest of the country will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms, mostly in the afternoon or evening. Moderate to occasionally strong winds blowing from the east to southeast will prevail over Luzon and Eastern Visayas, and the coastal waters along these areas will be moderate to occasionally rough. — LBG, GMA News
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