'Kiko' stationary over Philippine Sea

August 3, 2009 9:36 am 

MANILA, July 3 — Tropical Depression 'Kiko' is seen to remain non-moving over Philippine Sea in the next 24 hours, but will induce southwest monsoon over most parts of the country.

Aldzar Aurelio, weather observer at the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration, said that "Kiko" will remain stationary on its location, some 1,080 kilometers east of Basco, Batanes as of 2 p.m.

"It's too far from any of the country's landmass. It has no effect in the country yet," he said in Tagalog.

Kiko remains churning over the sea, packing winds of 55 kph near the center.

However, Southern Luzon, including Manila, Visayas and Mindanao will experience cloudy to rainy weather due to enhanced southwest monsoon.

The active southwest monsoon will also bring rough sea conditions over the seaboards of central and southern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. (PNA)/V3/MPC/

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