WEATHER UPDATE — According to the Philippines Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), the Southwest Monsoon will heavily affect Luzon with rain showers as it gets enhanced by tropical cyclone.
Tropical Cyclone was outside of PAR as of 3:00 AM today. It was located 2,820 KM East Northeast of extreme Northern Luzon with a maximum speed of 55 km/h near the center up to 70 km/h of gustiness. The cyclone’s movement is almost stationary.
Weather Today – August 8, 2023
Batanes, Babuyan Islands, Ilocos Norte, and Ilocos Sur are experiencing cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms that is caused by the Southwest Monsoon, possibly causing flooding or landslides due to moderate to at times heavy rains.
Metro Manila and the rest of the country will have cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms which is caused by the Southwest Monsoon and localized thunderstorms from surrounding areas. The impacts on the areas may be flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms.
In Northern Luzon, winds will be strong as the Southwest Monsoon is heavily affecting the area, causing coastal waters to be in rough condition. Rest of Luzon will have moderate to strong winds as the coastal waters will be in a moderate condition as well. Visayas and Mindanao will have moderate wind speeds caused by Southwest Monsoon. Their coastal waters will be normal as the water level will stay at the same height.
PAGASA has issued a gale warning for Northern Luzon as the winds from the Southwest Monsoon are getting enhanced due to the severe tropical storm (khanun).
The Northern seaboard of Northern Luzon will have cloudy skies with rain showers in thunderstorms with the wind force going 45-63 kph/knots. The sea will be very rough and dangerous.
PAGASA issued that fishing boats and other small seacraft are advised not to go into the sea during alerts of big waves.