MANILA - Tropical storm "Karding" is now outside the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) but it will still enhance the southwest monsoon and bring more rains over Metro Manila and some areas of Luzon.
In its final severe weather bulletin issued at 11 a.m., the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Karding was last spotted at 905 kilometers northeast of Basco, Batanes moving northwest at 25 kilometers per hour (kph) and with maximum sustained winds of 75 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 90 kph.
Scattered to widespread rains are expected in Northern Luzon, Central Luzon and the western section of Southern Luzon.
"In particular, moderate to at times heavy rains is expected over Metro Manila, Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Zambales, Bataan, Tarlac, Pampanga, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, Batangas and Rizal," the weather bureau said.
PAGASA advised residents to take appropriate actions against possible flooding and landslides and coordinate with their local disaster risk reduction and management offices.
Meanwhile, the tropical depression outside PAR was estimated at 1,030 kilometers west of extreme Northern Luzon packing maximum winds of 55 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 75 kph.
It was moving north at 10 kph towards southeastern China with no direct effect on any part of the country, PAGASA said.
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