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The northeast monsoon’s ‘Rai’ trough brings rain to regions of the Philippines.

Tropical Storm Rai’s trough, as well as the northeast monsoon, or amihan, will bring rain showers to several parts of the country, according to the forecast bureau.

Rai was last monitored 1,380 kilometers east of Mindanao, outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility, according to a weather bulletin from the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) (PAR).

It is likely to enter PAR Tuesday night, according to PAGASA weather forecaster Grace Castaeda. It will be dubbed “Odette” once inside PAR and is expected to reach typhoon status by Wednesday.

Over Eastern Visayas, Caraga, and Davao, the Rai trough will bring scattered rain showers and thunderstorms. During moderate to heavy rainfall, flooding or landslides are probable.

The northeast monsoon will bring light precipitation to the Cagayan Valley region, the provinces of Apayao, Kalinga, Ifugao, Mountain Province, and Aurora.

Metro Manila, the Ilocos Region, the rest of the Cordillera Administrative Region, and Central Luzon will also experience isolated light rainfall.

Isolated rain showers will occur across the rest of the country as a result of localized thunderstorms.

Meanwhile, over Luzon, the Visayas, and the eastern part of Mindanao, moderate to strong winds and moderate to rough seas will continue to persist.

The eastern seaboard of Northern Luzon, the eastern seaboard of Central Luzon, the eastern and western seaboards of Southern Luzon and the Visayas, and the eastern seaboard of Mindanao will all be subjected to strong to gale-force winds.

Larger sea vessels are warned against strong waves, while fishing boats and other small seacrafts are cautioned not to venture out into the water.

Winds will be light to moderate for the rest of Mindanao, with modest to moderate waves.

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