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Light to heavy rain expected over east Visayas, Mindanao areas

The trough of Typhoon Jelawat (formerly Tropical Storm Caloy) would continue to affect the country on Saturday, bringing cloudy conditions with scattered rain and thunderstorms over the Eastern Visayas, Surigao del Norte, and the Dinagat Islands, PAGASA reported in a 5 a.m. forecast.

Jelawat itself was 1,930 kilometers east of  Tuguegarao City, Cagayan and outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility. The typhoon was thus not expected to affect the country directly.

Meanwhile, the Cagayan Valley Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Quezon, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, and Catanduanes would be under the influence of the northeasterly surface windflow, and would thus experience cloudy conditions with scattered rain and thunderstorms.

The rest of the country would be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers.

Winds would be moderate to strong from the northeast over northern Luzon and the eastern sections of Central and Southern Luzon, with coastal waters along these areas expected to be from moderate to rough.

Over the Visayas and the rest of Luzon, winds would be light to moderate from the northeast to northwest with slight to moderate seas.

Finally, winds over Mindanao would be  light to moderate from the northwest with slight to moderate coastal waters. — DVM, GMA News