Typhoon "Soulik" is unlikely to enter the Filipino responsibility domain (PAR), but the weather agency warned Sunday that it could still reinforce the "habagat" (southwest monsoon) and bring moderate to heavy rain showers to the extreme north of Luzon Tuesday.
Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) predictors said Soulik would change the PAR, moving westward and upward, but might induce the habagat on Tuesday when it was closest to the northernmost point of the country.  From 3 o'clock in the morning on Sunday Typhoon Soulik, with maximum winds of 160 kilometers per hour and wind gusts of 195 km per hour, was observed at 1,780 km northeast of the extreme north of Luzon outside the PAR and slowly in the west.
Moderate to Heavy Rainfall
Pagasa predictors said that Soulik is expected to be 1,585 km northeast of the extreme north of Luzon on Monday morning, but the typhoon may be the monsoon in the southwest somewhat strengthen & # 39 ;, because it was expected that it would be at 1,305 km northeast of the extreme north Luzon on Tuesday morning.
The weather agency said that the improvement of the habagat caused by the typhoon could occasionally result in moderate to heavy rains over the extreme north of Luzon, particularly the Babuyan archipelago, Batanes and the northern parts of Ilocos Norte.
Meanwhile, with the habagat still affecting the western part of Luzon, Pagasa said that cloudy skies with scattered rains and thunderstorms were to be expected on Monday over the Ilocos region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Batanes, the Babuyan Group of Islands, Zambales and Bataan.
Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers caused by localized thunderstorms, on the other hand, should be expected in Metro Manila and the rest of the country.
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