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Pagasa predicts rainy Monday over Visayas, Southern Luzon

/ 07:39 PM April 16, 2017

Crising, despite having weakened from a tropical depression to a low pressure area, will continue to bring rains over parts of the Visayas and Southern Luzon on Monday, according to Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa).

The state weather bureau warned of possible flashfloods and landslides due to moderate to occasionally heavy rains and thunderstorms over the provinces of Cebu (northern area), Negros (northern area), Capiz, Aklan, Romblon, Masbate and Mindoro on Monday.

Light to moderate rains and isolated thunderstorms are expected on Monday in the rest of the Visayas, as well as the regions of Bicol, Mimaropa, Calabarzon and Metro Manila, and Bataan province.

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PAGASA forecaster Aldczar Aurelio said the low pressure area was expected to further weaken and dissipate in the next three days while traversing the Visayas and Southern Luzon on its way to the West Philippine Sea.

During that time, a ridge of high pressure area is expected to develop and intensify over Luzon and the Visayas, he said.

Crising developed into a tropical depression east of Visayas on Friday, April 14. It weakened into a low pressure area on Saturday night, April 15 after making landfall over Eastern Samar province.

The weather disturbance brought moderate to heavy rains over the Eastern Visayas and Central Visayas regions, and light to moderate rains over Southern Luzon and Northern Mindanao over the weekend. /atm

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