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MANILA - The potential storm or low pressure area (LPA) that triggered continuous rains over Metro Manila and Luzon and left at least two people dead on Tuesday has moved away from land but is still expected to bring rains over parts of the country, the state weather bureau Pagasa (Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration) said.
In its 5 a.m. bulletin Wednesday, Pagasa said the LPA was last tracked at 60 kilometers northwest of Iba, Zambales. As it moves away from land, the LPA is expected to enhance the southwest monsoon and still bring rains over parts of Luzon and Visayas. Widespread rains are expected over the western sections of Northern and Central Luzon and residents of these areas are alerted against possible flashflood and landslide.
In Metro Manila, rains are expected to ease but Pagasa said residents should still expect for scattered rains and thunderstorms.
"There is a possibility that the LPA will be weakened tonight or tomorrow morning as it moves toward Vietnam," Pagasa said.
Mindanao, meanwhile, will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rains and thunderstorms.
Coastal waters over Northern Luzon and Visayas will be moderate to rough.