MANILA -- The habagat or southwest monsoon will dump intermittent heavy rains over vast swaths of the country as tropical storm Jenny moves farther away from land on Wednesday morning, the state weather bureau said.
Jenny has reached the West Philippine Sea at 7 a.m. and was some 215 kilometers off Dagupan City, packing maximum sustained winds of 55 kilometers per hour and 70 kph gusts, said PAGASA weather forecaster Benison Estareja.
Light to moderate with intermittent heavy rains will be experienced over Western Visayas, Zamboanga Peninsula, Bangsamoro, Mindoro Provinces, and Palawan due to the southwest monsoon, said PAGASA.
Residents in these areas should be on the lookout for floods and landslides, warned the agency.
The following 10 areas remained under tropical cyclone wind signal number 1, down from 21 areas at 4 a.m., said Estareja.
- Ilocos Norte
- Ilocos Sur
- La Union
- northern portion of Zambales
Areas under this storm signal are likely to be lashed by 30 to 60 kph winds in 36 hours, PAGASA earlier said.
Metro Manila meanwhile will experience cloudy skies and light to moderate rains said Estareja.
Jenny, the country's 10th storm this year, will leave the Philippine area of responsibility on Wednesday afternoon or evening as it moves west northwest at 35 kph, said PAGASA.
The habagat or southwest monsoon on Thursday will continue bringing isolated rains over the western sections of Central and Southern Luzon, Estareja told radio DZMM.
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