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MANILA – Tropical Depression Caloy remains almost stationary over the West Philippine Sea, but the southwest monsoon (habagat) that it enhances will continue to bring moderate to heavy rains over parts of Luzon.

"No tropical cyclone wind signal was hoisted on any part of the country, but 'Caloy' will continue to enhance the habagat, and this will bring moderate to heavy rains in the next 24 hours," Raymond Ordinario of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said in an update past 11 a.m. Wednesday.

Moderate to heavy rains will continue to prevail over Palawan, Oriental Mindoro, Occidental Mindoro, Zambales, Bataan, Cavite, Batangas, and Laguna.

Light to moderate, with at times heavy rains will be experienced over Metro Manila, the rest of Mimaropa, Rizal, Tarlac, Pampanga, Aurora, Quezon, Ilocos Region, Bicol Region, and Western Visayas.

PAGASA said scattered flooding and rain-induced landslides are likely, especially in areas highly susceptible to these hazards.

The enhanced habagat will continue to cause occasional gusty conditions reaching a strong breeze to near gale in strength over extreme Northern Luzon, and the western section of Luzon and the Visayas. These conditions are more likely in coastal and mountainous or upland localities of these areas.

Moderate to rough seas will prevail over the seaboards of Northern Luzon, and the western seaboards of central Southern Luzon. These conditions may be risky for small seagoing vessels.

PAGASA advised mariners to take precautionary measures when venturing to the sea. If possible, avoid navigating in these conditions.

Meanwhile, Ordinario said ‘Caloy’ is not expected to intensify while inside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), and may likely to exit PAR within 24 hours. (PNA)