MANILA -- A brewing storm or low pressure area off the country's western coast is enhancing the habagat or southwest monsoon, bringing rain over large parts of the country on Monday, state weather bureau PAGASA said.
The LPA was 380 kilometers west of Dagupan City, Pangasinan at 3 a.m. and will likely intensify into a storm before heading to southern China and northern Vietnam, said PAGASA weather specialist Ariel Rojas.
Occasionally heavy monsoon rains stirred by the LPA may spawn floods and landslides in Mimaropa and the provinces of Cavite, Batangas, Bataan and Zambales, he said.
Metro Manila, Mindanao, Visayas, Ilocos Region, the Cordilleras, Bicol, and the rest of Central Luzon and of Calabarzon will experience cloudy skies with isolated rains, Rojas added.
Two to four storms are expected to enter the Philippine area of responsibility and hit northern Luzon in August, he said.
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