By Marjaleen Ramos
The southwest monsoon or ‘hanging habagat” will bring rainshowers over most parts of Luzon on Monday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) reported.
A low pressure area (LPA) is being monitored in the east which is still outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR). It is forecast to become a tropical depression. The weather bureau said the brewing storm is expected to enter PAR on Wednesday.
In its 4 a.m. bulletin, PAGASA said the southwest monsoon is affecting Northern and Central Luzon.
Cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms will prevail over Metro Manila, Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Cagayan Valley Region, Central Luzon, and Rizal.
Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers due to localized thunderstorms will prevail over the rest of the country.
PAGASA warned that sudden rains due to severe thunderstorm activity may cause flash floods or landslides in low-lying or mountainous areas.