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Typhoon ‘Noru’ seen to boost monsoon

TYPHOON “Noru” is likely to enhance the southwest monsoon and bring light to moderate rain and moderate to strong winds to Southern Luzon and parts of the Visayas and Mindanao, the weather bureau said Tuesday.

The agency said Noru was 1,760 kilometers east-northeast of Basco, Batanes, on Tuesday and well outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility.

The typhoon was packing maximum sustained winds of 170 kilometers per hour and gustiness of up to 210 kph.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said cloudy skies and light to moderate rain and thunderstorms will prevail over the Ilocos, Cordillera, Zambales and Bataan.

Metro Manila and the rest of the country will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms.

Moderate to strong winds will blow from the southwest over Luzon and the western section of the Visayas, while the coastal waters along these areas will be moderate to rough.

Elsewhere, the winds will be light to moderate coming from the southwest to west, and the seas will be moderate. 

Topics: Typhoon "Noru" , Southwest monsoon

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