Monsoon rains to persist in Metro Manila, parts of Luzon


Posted at Sep 20 2019 05:53 AM


MANILA—Monsoon rains will persist over parts of Luzon, including Metro Manila, Friday, state weather bureau PAGASA said.

The southwest monsoon or habagat will bring light to moderate with occasional heavy rains over Metro Manila, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Mindoro Provinces, Romblon and Marinduque, weather specialist Gener Quitlong said.

The Visayas and Mindanao will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers due to localized thunderstorms.

Meanwhile, tropical storm Nimfa has accelerated while moving north-northwestward.

As of 3 a.m. Friday, the storm's center was spotted 580 kilometers east-northeast of Basco, Batanes. It packed maximum sustained winds of 75 kilometers per hour (kph), with gusts of up to 90 kph.

Nimfa is expected to leave the Philippine area of responsibility Saturday, Quitlong said.

The inclement weather also forced the cancelation of classes in several provinces.

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