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MANILA -- (UPDATE, 10:30 a.m.) June 4 was a rainy first day of school for residents of Metro Manila, Palawan, Mindoro, Marinduque, Antique, Aklan, Aklan, Iloilo, Guimaras, Negros, Romblon, Masbate, Sorsogon, Albay, Camarines Sur/Norte, Catanduanes, Batangas, Quezon, Aurora, Cavite, Bataan, and Zambales, the state-run weather bureau said.
Mindanao will have mostly cloudy skies in the afternoon or evening with rains and thunderstorms, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said Monday.
Ambo (with international code name: Mawar) continues to move out of the country but will enhance the southwest monsoon and will bring rains over the abovementioned areas.
Coastal waters along the seaboards of Southern Luzon and Visayas will be moderate to rough. Sea vessels en route along these areas are advised to exercise extra caution for a possible big waves generated by monsoon surge while over the country will be slight to moderate seas.
In its 5 a.m. bulletin, Pagasa said Ambo is now 380 kilometers east of Basco, Batanes with maximum sustained winds of 140 kilometers per hour near the center and gustiness of up to 170 kph.
Ambo continues to move at a speed of 15 kph north northeast.
Although no storm signals are raised in the country, Ambo is still expected to enhance the southwest monsoon and will bring rains over Southern Luzon and Visayas, particularly the western part. Residents of these areas will experience monsoon rains and are alerted against possible landslides and flashfloods.
As Ambo moves out, Pagasa said another active low pressure area has been spotted 870 kilometers east of Southern Mindanao.
The rest of Visayas and Mindanao will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rains or thunderstorms.
Fishing boats and other small boats have been advised not to venture out into the seaboards of Luzon and the western seaboard of Visayas due to the combined effect of Ambo and the southwest monsoon. Coastal waters throughout the archipelago will be moderate to rough.
In its report Sunday night, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said Ambo left at least two people dead in Palawan, while seven people, mostly fishermen, remain missing.