Maymay, shear line to bring rains over parts of Luzon

Maymay, shear line to bring rains over parts of Luzon

MANILA – Some areas in Luzon will continue to experience intense rains due to Tropical Depression Maymay and the shear line, the weather bureau said Wednesday.

Maymay maintained its strength, packing maximum sustained winds of 45 kph near the center, and gustiness of up to 55 kph.

It was last tracked 305 km. east of Baler, Aurora.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) forecast rains with gusty winds over Isabela, Aurora, and Quirino.

Flash floods or landslides are likely due to moderate to heavy, with at times intense rains.

The shear line will cause scattered to widespread rain showers and thunderstorms in the provinces of Batanes, Cagayan, Apayao, Kalinga, and Ilocos Norte.

Moderate to heavy, with at times intense rains may be experienced.

Both the shear line and Maymay will also cause scattered rain showers and thunderstorms over the rest of the Cordillera region, the rest of Cagayan Valley, and the rest of the Ilocos region.

Flooding and landslides are possible in these areas.

Meanwhile, Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 1 remains hoisted over Isabela, Quirino, Nueva Vizcaya, Aurora, Nueva Ecija, and the extreme northern portion of Quezon (General Nakar, Infanta), including Pollilo Islands.

Strong breeze to near gale-strength winds will prevail in these areas.

Rough to very rough seas will prevail over the northern, eastern, and western seaboards of Northern Luzon, the western and eastern seaboards of Central Luzon, and the eastern seaboard of Southern Luzon.

PAGASA advised fishing boats and other small vessels not to venture out into the sea, and larger sea vessels are alerted against big waves. (PNA)

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