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Cloudy skies, scattered rains over eastern Visayas, 3 areas due to trough of Malakas

The trough of Typhoon Malakas (formerly Basyang) will be affecting the eastern section of Visayas on Thursday, PAGASA reported.

Typhoon Malakas is located 1,645 kilometers east of extreme northern Luzon outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) with maximum sustained winds 155 kilometers per hour near the center, gustiness of up to 190 kph moving northward at 20 kph.

Eastern Visayas, Masbate, Sorsogon, and Dinagat Islands will have cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms brought about by the trough of Typhoon Malakas with with possible flash floods or landslides during light to moderate with at times heavy rains.

Metro Manila and the rest of the country will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms due to localized thunderstorms with possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms.

Northern Luzon and the eastern sections of central and southern Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao will experience moderate to strong wind speed moving in the northwest to west direction while coastal waters will be moderate to rough.

The rest of the country will experience light to moderate wind speed moving westward while coastal waters will be slight to moderate.

Sunrise will be at 5:43 a.m., sunset at 6:10 p.m. -- BAP, GMA News

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