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Three days before the month ends, a weather disturbance was last spotted at 205 kilometers west-southwest of General Santos City, South Cotabato. In an interview with Panahon TV, PAGASA Weather Forecaster Meno Mendoza said that the possibility for the Low Pressure Area (LPA) to develop into Tropical Cyclone remains slim but it will continue to bring rains in several parts of the archipelago.
Bicol Region, Eastern and Central Visayas, and Caraga will experience cloudy skies with scattered to widespread rain showers and thunderstorms. MIMAROPA (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan), Western Visayas, Northern Mindanao, Zamboanga Peninsula and the province of Quezon will have cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms. Residents of these areas are advised to be alert for possible flooding or landslides.
Meanwhile, the Northeast Monsoon, locally known as Hanging Amihan, is also dominant in Northern Luzon. Cagayan Valley, Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) and Ilocos Region will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated light rains. Mendoza said thatt the Hanging Amihan is expected to persist until mid-March and will gradually weaken in the next few days.
Metro Manila and the rest of the country can expect generally fair weather condition apart from isolated rain showers or thunderstorms. Thunderstorms often occur in the latter part of the da, when the accumulated heat forms convective clouds.
Moderate to rough coastal waters will prevail in Northern Luzon, the eastern sections of Central and Southern Luzon, Visayas and of Mindanao. Elsewhere, slight to moderate sea condition will be experienced, making sea travel favorable for fishing boats and other small seacraft.