MANILA – Severe Tropical Storm Inday has maintained its strength and is about to leave the Philippine area of responsibility, state weather bureau PAGASA said Friday night.
In its 11 p.m. advisory, PAGASA said Inday was last spotted 925 km east-northeast of Basco, Batanes, with maximum sustained winds of 90 kph and gustiness of up to 115 kph.
It is forecast to move north-northwest at 25 kph.
Inday will continue to enhance the southwest monsoon, which will bring moderate to heavy rains over Ilocos region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Zambales, Bataan, Pampanga, Bulacan, Tarlac and Nueva Ecija.
Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon will experience scattered light to moderate with occasional heavy rains until Saturday.
PAGASA warned that sea travel remains risky over the western seaboard of Northern and Central Luzon due to the southwest monsoon.
Meanwhile, a new low-pressure area outside the PAR was last spotted 380 km west of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte.
Heavy rainfall due to the enhanced southwest monsoon has forced the cancellation of classes in several areas.