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TD Luis slightly weakens

GMA News Online logo GMA News Online 8/24/2018 Parco, Bernadette
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Tropical Depression Luis has slightly weakened as it moves in the east northeast direction, PAGASA reported in its early morning forecast.

Luis is estimated at 430 kilometers north northwest of Basco, Batanes with maximum sustained winds of 40 kilometer per hour near the center and gustiness of up to 70 kph and moving east northeast at 15 kph.

The state weather bureau also reported that the Low Pressure Area (LPA) estimated at 1,205 kilometers east of Basco, Batanes as the southwest monsoon will be affecting the western section of northern and central Luzon.

Due to the southwest monsoon, the Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Zambales, Bataan, Batanes, and Babuyan Group of Islands will experience monsoon rains. PAGASA warned residents that flooding and landslides are possible due to scattered rains and thunderstorms.

Meanwhile, Metro Manila and the rest of the country will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers due to localized thunderstorms.

Coastal water conditions in the northern and central Luzon is rough to very rough, moderate to rough for the rest of Luzon, and slight to moderate in the Visayas and Mindanao. — BAP, GMA News

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