MANILA – Fair weather with isolated rain showers caused by localized thunderstorms will prevail across the country Monday, the weather bureau said.
A low pressure area (LPA) spotted outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) is not expected to enter the country, Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) weather forecaster Aldczar Aurelio said.
He said Typhoon Inday is still unlikely to bring heavy rains across the country. However, PAGASA forecast gusty conditions reaching strong to gale-force winds over extreme Northern Luzon until Wednesday "due to the channeling of the typhoon circulation in the Luzon Strait".
"Inday" is currently causing rough seas over the northern seaboard of Northern Luzon (Batanes and Babuyan Islands).
The typhoon now packs maximum sustained winds of 155 kilometers per hour near the center and gustiness of up to 190 kph. The hoisting of a tropical cyclone wind signal remains unlikely.
"Inday" was last tracked 425 km. northeast of Itbayat, Batanes, and is expected to exit PAR either Monday night or Tuesday.
Meanwhile, PAGASA forecast moderate to strong winds and moderate to rough seas over the rest of Northern Luzon.
Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate with slight to moderate seas. (PNA)