WEATHER UPDATE — According to the Philippines Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), the Southwest Monsoon will be affecting Luzon and Visayas after Typhoon Falcon leaves the PAR.
Although Typhoon Falcon has left the PAR, the Philippines will still be experiencing strong winds in Luzon and Visayas due to the Southwest Monsoon and trough of Typhoon Falcon. Luzon winds are directed from Southwest to West with rough coastal water conditions. Visayas will also experience strong winds with moderate coastal water conditions. Mindanao will have moderate winds with low coastal water conditions.
Weather Today – August 2, 2023
Zambales and Bataan will experience Monsoon rains caused by the Southwest monsoon, which may also cause possible flooding or landslides due to scattered to widespread heavy rains.
Metro Manila, Ilocos Region, Pampanga, Bulacan, and Occidental Mindoro will have occasional rains but mostly have fair weather the majority of the day. The weather conditions are caused by the Southwest Monsoon with the possibility of flooding or landslides due to moderate to heavy rains.
Cordillera Administrative Region, Cagayan Valley, CALABARZON, the rest of Central Luzon, and the rest of MIMAROPA will have cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms caused by the Southwest Monsoon. Flash floods or landslides may happen at times of heavy rains.
The rest of the country will experience cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms caused by Southwest Monsoon, in additional to localized thunderstorms from surrounding areas. There may be flash floods or landslides during these severe thunderstorms.
PAGASA has also issued an advisory for extreme cases of flooding. The listed areas are:
- Ilocos Sur
- Ilocos Norte
- La Union
All listed areas in the advisory should take cautionary action against flooding.