Metro Manila, parts of Luzon, W. Visayas to experience more rain showers, thunderstorms due to 'habagat' — PAGASA

Published June 8, 2021, 5:40 PM

by Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz

A portion of Timog Ave. corner Sct. Tobias in Quezon City was flooded on Tuesday afternoon, June 8, 2021, after a thunderstorm brought heavy rains in some parts of Metro Manila. (Mark Balmores / MANILA BULLETIN)

The southwest monsoon or “habagat” will continue to affect Luzon and Western Visayas, while the intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) will prevail over the rest of the country in the next 24 hours, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on Tuesday afternoon, June 8.

Weather specialist Joey Figuracion said scattered habagat rain showers and thunderstorms will be experienced in Metro Manila, Pangasinan, Cavite, Batangas, Palawan, Oriental Mindoro, Occidental Mindoro, Central Luzon, and Western Visayas.

PAGASA warned against possible flash floods or landslides due to scattered moderate to at times heavy rains in these areas.

Figuracion said the rest of the country will have generally fair weather conditions apart from isolated afternoon or evening rain showers or thunderstorms.

He advised the public to remain alert against possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms.

Meanwhile, the low pressure area off the coast of Eastern Samar has already dissipated.

PAGASA has not issued a gale warning on Tuesday afternoon thus fisherfolk and those using small seacraft are safe to sail.

However, Figuracion still advised fisherfolk and seafarers to observe caution during severe thunderstorms, which are most often accompanied by strong winds and could trigger big waves.