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Jebi’s trough affects southern Luzon, Visayas as PAGASA starts El Niño watch

GMA News Online logo GMA News Online 9/2/2018 Merueñas, Mark
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The trough or "extension" of typhoon with international name "Jebi" is affecting southern Luzon and Visayas, according to PAGASA.

In its latest advisory, PAGASA said Jebi, which is still outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility, was last spotted 1,745 kilometers east of Aparri, Cagayan.

Jebi is expected to enter the PAR on Sunday afternoon and will be called "Maymay," but is not forecast to hit land.

Thunderstorms are expected on Sunday over Metro Manila, Calabrzon, Bicol, Mimaropa, and Visayas.

A report on 24 Oras Weekend said PAGASA has also started its "El Niño Watch," even as the weather bureau said there is a 65-percent chance of experiencing El Niño from September to November.

As a result, PAGASA said the chances of rain during the first two months of 2019 will go down, with the possibility of a dry spell in the first quarter of next year.

Meanwhile, PAGASA said the low pressure area that brought rains over Luzon over the weekend has already dissipated. — MDM, GMA News

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