PAGASA: ‘Habagat’ to pour more rains across PH

Published July 27, 2021, 5:06 PM

by Jhon Aldrin Casinas

(MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO)

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

The state weather bureau said the habagat continues to affect the country, and is seen to pour monsoon rains over Ilocos Region, Batanes, Babuyan Islands, Apayao, Zambales, and Bataan.

Moderate to heavy, with at times intense rains, due to the habagat may be felt over Ilocos Region, Zambales, and Bataan in the next 24 hours, it added.

State meteorologists warned against possible flash floods or landslides due to scattered or widespread moderate to at times heavy rains.

Occasional rains brought by the monsoon may be prevail over Metro Manila, rest of Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Abra, Benguet, rest of Cagayan, Mindoro provinces, Marinduque, Romblon, Northern Palawan including Cuyo and Calamian Islands, Antique, and Aklan.

Likewise, light to moderate, with at times heavy rains, will prevail over Metro Manila, Calabarzon, Abra, Benguet, Tarlac, Pampanga, Bulacan, and Occidental Mindoro.

“Moreover, occasional gusty winds will be experienced over these areas especially in the coastal and upland localities,” the agency said.

“Under these conditions, scattered to widespread flooding and rain-induced landslides are possible during heavy or prolonged rainfall especially in areas that are highly or very highly susceptible to these hazards as identified in hazard maps,” it added.

Meanwhile, the rest of the country will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms.

 
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