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Heavy rain, thunderstorms as ‘Mawar’ approaches – Pagasa

OVER the next 24 hours, the country is expected to have overcast skies with heavy rain and thunderstorms due to the southwesterly wind flow, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said on Thursday.

Meanwhile, Super Typhoon “Mawar” was estimated 2, 000 kilometers east of Southern Luzon while outside the country’s area of responsibility, Pagasa said in its 4 p.m. advisory.

Moving west-northwestward at 15 kilometers per hour, Mawar has maximum sustained winds of 195 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gusts of up to 240kph, the state weather bureau said.

The super typhoon has been predicted to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) either Friday night or Saturday morning but is unlikely to make landfall.

It will, however, bring monsoon rains in large parts of the country, especially in Northern Luzon starting Sunday.

In particular, Metro Manila and the rest of the country will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms due to the southwesterly wind flow and localized thunderstorms, Pagasa said.

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Author: Arlie O. Calalo

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