MANILA - Tropical depression Butchoy is bringing rains over several areas in Luzon Friday as it moves towards the Pampanga-Tarlac area, state weather agency PAGASA said Thursday night.
In its 11 p.m. advisory, PAGASA said Butchoy was last spotted near Baliuag, Bulacan, packing maximum sustained winds of 45 kilometers per hour near the center with gusts of up to 75 kph.
It is moving west northwest at 25 kph.
Butchoy earlier made landfall in Polillo at 5:30 p.m. and in Infanta at 6 p.m.
The following areas remain under Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 1:
- Nueva Ecija
- the southern portion of Aurora (Dingalan, San Luis)
- Metro Manila
- northern portion of Quezon (General Nakar, Infanta, Real, Panukulan, Burdeos, Polillo, Patnanungan, Jomalig)
PAGASA said moderate to heavy with at times intense rains will be experienced in parts of Luzon.
Metro Manila, Calabarzon, Central Luzon, northern portion of Palawan, including Calamian and Cuyo Islands, Oriental Mindoro and Western Visayas, among others, meanwhile, are expected to experience moderate and heavy rains.
Flooding and rain-induced landslides may occur during heavy or prolonged rainfall in affected areas, it warned.
Moderate to rough seas with waves of 1.2 meters to 3.4 meters will also be experienced over the seaboards of Luzon and Visayas in the next 24 hours, according to PAGASA.
Small seacrafts are advised not to venture out to sea while larger sea vessels must take precaution against rough seas.
Butchoy is forecast to be 285 kilometers west southwest of Sinait, Ilocos Sur by Friday evening.
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