By Ellalyn de Vera Ruiz
Warm and humid mornings with chances of sudden heavy rains and thunderstorms in the afternoon or evening will be experienced over most parts of the country in the next three days.
Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) weather specialist Ezra Bulquerin said the southwest monsoon or “habagat” may only affect the tip of Northern Luzon
Fair weather will prevail over most of the country, especially in the morning, while sudden heavy rains and thunderstorms may occur in the afternoon or evening, he said.
PAGASA warned of sudden rains that may cause flash floods or landslides in low-lying or mountainous areas over the entire archipelago.
Meanwhile, it has not issued any gale warning, and assured that fisherfolk and seafarers are safe to set sail.
Slight to moderate seas will prevail over the entire country.
Runoff water from the mountains from recent rains is still flowing into the Angat reservoir, bringing a slight increase in the Angat Dam’s water level on Monday.
Based on the PAGASA’s monitoring, the water level at Angat Dam was higher by 11 centimeters at 161.56 meters on Monday from 161.45 meters last Sunday.
While it is already slightly higher than its 160-meter critical level, Angat Dam’s water level remains way below the 180-meter minimum operating level and 210-meter normal high water level during the rainy season.