On August 17, Wednesday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) announced that the southwest monsoon still continues to affect the western sections of Northern and Central Luzon.
“Due to the southwest monsoon, we can expect rain showers in areas of the Ilocos region and the western section of Central Luzon,” PAGASA forecaster Grace Castañeda reported.
Meanwhile, the agency has not spotted any weather formations that may affect the country. That is aside from the cloud formations located in the eastern section of Extreme Northern Luzon, which they are monitoring continuously in the event that it will become a full-fledged Low-Pressure Area.
Moreover, according to the forecast for Ilocos Region, Zambales and Bataan, these areas will experience cloudy skies with 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, Metro Manila and the rest of the country will experience partly cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms.
PAGASA warned that landslides or flash floods are still possible during heavy thunderstorms.
For areas in Luzon and Visayas, they can expect some light to moderate winds and slight to moderate waves. At the same time, areas of Mindanao will also have light to moderate winds and slight to moderate waves. –WhatALife!/Zed