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The southwest monsoon and the inter-tropical convergence zone may bring rain to parts of northern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao Monday, state weather forecasters said.

PAGASA forecaster Manny Mendoza also said the high tide may cause water levels to rise as it may go as high as 1.46 meters for the day.

“Ang 1.46 meters, medyo mataas na yan,” he said in an interview on dzBB radio. PAGASA’s 5 a.m. bulletin said the high tide would reach its peak at 9:53 a.m.

Earlier Monday, local governments in Malabon City and in Obando, Bulacan had suspended classes for the day in anticipation of floods brought by the high tide.

Monsoon rain

PAGASA’s 5 a.m. bulletin said the weak southwest monsoon was affecting the western sections of northern Luzon while the inter-tropical convergence zone was affecting Southern Mindanao.

“The regions of Ilocos, Cordillera Administrative Region, Cagayan Valley, Western and Central Visayas, Zamboanga peninsula and SOCCSKSARGEN will experience cloudy skies with light to moderate rain showers and thunderstorms,” it said.

Metro Manila and the rest of the country will be “partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms mostly in the afternoon or evening.”

Moderate to strong winds from the southwest to south will prevail over the western section of Northern Luzon and the coastal waters along these areas will be moderate to rough.

Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate coming from the east to southeast over the rest of the country with slight to moderate seas.

PAGASA also said that winds associated with the southwest monsoon had weakened, though these will still be from strong to gale-force.

“Fishing boats and other small seacrafts are alerted against moderate to rough waves,” it said. — DVM, GMA News

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