MANILA -- Tropical depression Liwayway has maintained its strength as it continues to move northwest, the state weather bureau said Sunday.
As of 3 p.m., Liwayway was last spotted 470 kilometers east northeast of Maasin City, Southern Leyte, packing maximum winds of up to 45 km per hour and gusts of up to 55 kph.
The weather disturbance, unlikely to make landfall, is expected to leave the Philippine area of responsibility on Thursday morning if it continues to move northwest at 20 kph.
Bicol region, Central Visayas, Eastern Visayas and Caraga region may experience cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms due to the trough of Liwayway, PAGASA said.
Meanwhile, cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms may also be experienced over Pangasinan, Zambales, Bataan, Occidental Mindoro and Palawan due to the southwest monsoon or habagat.
It advised residents to take precautionary measures, coordinate with local disaster offices, and monitor the next weather update at 11 p.m. Sunday.
PAGASA earlier said tropical depression Kabayan left PAR at 6 a.m., just four hours after entering it, and is now headed to southern China.
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