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Cloudy skies, isolated rains over NCR, other parts of country due to trough of Malakas, localized thunderstorms

The trough of Typhoon Malakas (formerly Basyang) will continue to affect the eastern section of Visayas on Friday, PAGASA reported.

The active tropical cyclone outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) was located, as of 3 a.m., 1,940 kilometers east northeast of extreme northern Luzon with maximum sustained winds with 140 kilometers per hour near the center, gustiness of up to 170 kph, and moving northeastward at 20 kph.

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

Northern Luzon will experience moderate to strong wind speed moving in the northeast to north direction while coastal waters will be moderate to rough.

The rest of Luzon will experience light to moderate wind speed moving in the north to northwest direction while coastal waters will be slight to moderate.

In the Visayas and Mindanao, wind speed forecast is light to moderate moving in the northwest to west direction while coastal waters will remain slight to moderate.

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

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