(This version reflects the 5 p.m. PAGASA Bulletin -- editor)
Tropical storm Pepito was on course to hit Aurora province late Tuesday. It will also bring rains overnight to Metro Manila, the state weather bureau PAGASA said.
At 4 p.m. Pepito was spotted 110 kilometers east of Baler, Aurora. It could slam into the Aurora-Isabela area between 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday, PAGASA said. The public was warned against flash floods and landslides.
Pepito will exit the Luzon landmass by Wednesday, Mendoza said.
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The storm will bring moderate to heavy rains over Central Luzon, MIMAROPA, Camarines Norte, Quezon, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino, Isabela, mainland Cagayan, La Union, Pangasinan, and Benguet, PAGASA said.
Light to moderate with at times heavy rains will be experienced over Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon, Western Visayas, Zamboanga Peninsula, and Bangsamoro, PAGASA said.