PAGASA: Southwest Monsoon affects the western section of the Philippines


WEATHER UPDATE — On August 15, Monday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) announced that the southwest monsoon (habagat) is still present.

“The southwest monsoon still affects the western section of Southern Luzon, Visayas, as well the western section of Mindanao,” PAGASA forecaster Aldczar Aurelio said. 

Besides this, PAGASA has not been monitoring any new LPA (Low-Pressure Area) or storms within the PAR (Philippine Area of Responsibility) and the Pacific sea.

Metro Manila, Visayas, Bicol Region, MIMAROPA, CALABARZON, Bataan, and Zambales will experience scattered rain showers and thunderstorms. As a result, they may experience periods of moderate to primarily heavy rain, and areas could experience flash floods or landslides.

On the other hand, isolated thunderstorms or rain showers will occur in other parts of the country.

PAGASA warned that landslides or flash floods are still possible during heavy thunderstorms.

For Southern Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, light to moderate winds and slight to moderate waves are expected. The country will also be experiencing light to moderate winds and slight to moderate seas. –WhatALife!/Zed

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