Scattered rain showers, thunderstorms seen over Metro Manila on Duterte’s last SONA

Published July 26, 2021, 8:26 AM

by Jhon Aldrin Casinas

Gloomy weather conditions with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms will prevail over Metro Manila on Monday, July 26, as President Duterte is expected to deliver his final State of the Nation Address (SONA).


The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said the southwest monsoon or “habagat” will continue to affect the country.

Based on the latest weather update, monsoon rains will prevail over Ilocos Region, Zambales, Bataan, and Occidental Mindoro.

State meteorologists warned residents of these areas of possible flash floods or landslides due to scattered up to widespread moderate to at times heavy rains.

Meanwhile, cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms will affect Metro Manila, Abra, Benguet, Tarlac, Pampanga, Bulacan, Cavite, and Batangas.

As for the rest of the country, the habagat will bring partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms.

No weather disturbance is seen to affect the country in the next two to three days, weather specialist Meno Mendoza said.

But Mendoza noted that the habagat is expected to continue affecting the country in the coming days.