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MANILA – Most parts of the country will continue to experience rain showers due to the southwesterly windflow and localized thunderstorms, the weather bureau said Monday.

The southwesterly windflow will cause scattered rain showers and thunderstorms over Palawan, Occidental Mindoro and Antique.

These areas may experience flash floods or landslides due to moderate to at times heavy rains, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said.

"Other parts of the country will have warm weather with high chances of isolated rain showers or thunderstorms," Obet Badrina of PAGASA said, adding that the rain showers are likely in the afternoon or evening.

Flash floods or landslides are possible during severe thunderstorms.

Light to moderate winds and slight to moderate seas also continue to prevail across the archipelago.

Meanwhile, the typhoon with international name Mawar was last tracked 2,230 kilometers east of Mindanao, outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR).

Badrina said Mawar has no direct effect on the country yet, and is expected to enter PAR on Friday.

Once inside, it will be given the local name Betty and is forecast to enhance the southwest monsoon, he said. (PNA)