By Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz
The southwest monsoon or habagat will continue to prevail but will bring lighter effect to the whole country throughout the coming week.
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said tropical cyclone “Jongdari” has withdrawn farther out of the country’s area of responsibility.
Expect partly cloudy to cloudy skies with rain showers and thunderstorms all throughout the country by Sunday and Monday, it added.
By Wednesday, PAGASA said Palawan, Aklan, Antique, Negros Occidental, Capiz, Guimaras, and Iloilo will be mostly cloudy with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms.
By this time, PAGASA said the southwesterly winds will be light to occasionally moderate around these areas.
Meanwhile, the rest of the country will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rain showers and thunderstorms.
By Thursday until Friday, PAGASA said Metro Manila, Palawan, Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Oriental Mindoro, Occidental Mindoro, Bataan, Aklan, Antique, Negros Occidental, Capiz, Guimaras, and Iloilo will be partly cloudy to cloudy with light to occasional moderate rains.
Partly cloudy to cloudy skies will be experienced with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms over the rest of Visayas and Mindanao.
The rest of Luzon will be partly cloudy with isolated rain showers and thunderstorms.