'Ineng' accelerates over Philippine Sea; habagat to bring rains over parts of Luzon

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 5) — Tropical Depression Ineng (international name: Yun-Yeung) will continue to enhance the southwest monsoon, or habagat, which will dump rains over parts of Luzon in the next three days, the state weather bureau said late Tuesday evening.

In its 11 p.m. buletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Ineng is expected to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Wednesday.

Raising storm signals remains unlikely at this time.

"Asahan pa rin natin bukas na maulap ang kalangitan sa gitnang bahagi ng Luzon pero significantly mababawasan na 'yong malalakas na pag-ulan na naranasan natin noong mga nakaraang araw," weather specialist Obet Badrina said.

[Translation: Cloudy skies are still expected in the central part of Luzon tomorrow, but the heavy rains that we experienced in the past few days will be significantly reduced.]

Ineng was last spotted 1,175 kilometers (km) east of extreme Northern Luzon with sustained winds of 55 km per hour (km/h) near the center and gustiness of up to 70 km/h. It is moving northeastward at 30 km/h.

PAGASA said rainfall is expected over Ilocos Region, Abra, Benguet, Zambales, and Bataan.

It also warned against sailing in the seaboards of Northern Luzon, the western seaboard of Central Luzon, the western and southern seaboards of Southern Luzon, and the western seaboard of the Visayas.