Jenny still stirring monsoon rains after PH exit

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Posted at Aug 29 2019 07:08 AM | Updated as of Aug 29 2019 07:17 AM

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MANILA - Pack an umbrella, Kapamilya. Tropical storm Jenny (international name: Podul) will continue enhancing the habagat or southwest monsoon, which will bring rains over parts of Luzon, the state weather bureau said Thursday. 

Jenny, which forced the cancellation of classes in dozens of areas earlier this week, left the Philippine area of responsibility on Wednesday afternoon and will make landfall in southern China on Thursday afternoon, said PAGASA weather forecaster Gener Quitlong. 

"Malakas pa rin po ang hatak n'ya (Jenny) sa habagat... Buong Luzon apektado pa rin ng habagat," he told radio DZMM. 

(Its pull on the habagat is still strong. The southwest monsoon is still affecting the whole Luzon.) 

The habagat will bring cloudy skies with isolated rains in Mimaropa region and the provinces of Batangas, Zambales and Bataan, he said. 

Metro Manila and the rest of the country will experience hot and humid weather that may be marred by localized thunderstorms in the afternoon or evening, he added. 

PAGASA is also monitoring a cloud cluster off the country's Pacific coast, which may become a low pressure area and spawn rains over the weekend, said Mendoza. 

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