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LPA, localized thunderstorms to trigger rains in Mindanao

The trough or the extension of the low pressure area (LPA) brewing over the waters off Surigao del Sur is expected to trigger rains in the southern portion of the Philippines.

State weather bureau PAGASA on Thursday reported the trough of the LPA will bring cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms in Caraga, Davao Region, Northern Mindanao, and Zamboanga Peninsula.

As of 3 p.m., the LPA  was seen 750 kilometers east of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur.

Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms will prevail over the rest of Mindanao.

PAGASA said flash floods or landslides may occur in these areas due to the possible rainfall.

Meanwhile, the northeast monsoon or Amihan will cast partly cloudy to at times cloudy skies with light rains over Metro Manila, the rest of Luzon, and the Visayas.

Forecast winds in Luzon, Visayas, and the eastern section of Mindanao will be moderate to strong. It will be accompanied by moderate to rough coastal waters. The rest of the Mindanao region will experience light to moderate winds and slight to moderate waters.

The sun will set at 6:01 p.m. It will rise Friday at 6:20 a.m.—Sundy Locus/LDF, GMA Integrated News

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