Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said “We can expect rain until Saturday. Even if ‘Kabayan’ is to exit Philippine territory on Friday, it will still enhance the southwest monsoon.”

Kabayan was located 1,030 km east-northeast of Basco, Batanes, and packing maximum winds of 165 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 200 kph and maintained its strength and continues to move west northwest. PAGASA released in their weather bulletin.

Expect to enhance the southwest monsoon over Luzon which may trigger flashfloods and landslides.