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Rain expected over the central Philippines, north Luzon –PAGASA

A low-pressure area (LPA) and the Northeast Monsoon or Amihan will bring rain over the central Philippines and northern Luzon, according to weather bureau PAGASA's Saturday afternoon forecast.

Based on PAGASA’s 4 p.m. forecast, the LPA 315 kilometers northeast of Davao City or 175 kilometers east-northeast of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur would bring cloudy conditions with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms over the Visayas, and the Caraga, Northern Mindanao, and Zamboanga Peninsula Regions.

PAGASA warned that these conditions may cause flash floods or landslides.

Meanwhile, the Cagayan Valley, Cordillera Administrative, and Bicol Regions, and Aurora would experience cloudy skies with rains, this time due to the Amihan.

Moderate to at times heavy rains in these areas may also cause flash floods or landslides.

The rest of Mindanao will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms, with possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms.

Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon will have partly cloudy to at times cloudy skies with light rain.

The wind speed forecast for the country was moderate to strong moving northeast to north, with coastal water conditions expected to be moderate to rough. — DVM, GMA Integrated News