The two weather systems affecting the country may bring rains over the northern portion of Luzon in the next several hours, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Thursday, Aug. 12.
The state weather bureau said the southwest monsoon or “habagat” continues to affect the western section of Northern Luzon.
A low pressure area (LPA), which was last spotted 520 kilometers east of Basco, Batanes, is also seen to affect weather conditions over the northern section of the country.
“Dahil sa dalawang weather systems, southwest monsoon at low pressure area, inaasahan ang mga paguulan sa malaking bahagi ng Luzon (Due to the two weather systems, southwest monsoon and low pressure area, rains are expected in large parts of Luzon),” said weather specialist Aldczar Aurelio.
Cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms is expected over Ilocos Region, Cagayan Valley, and the provinces of Abra, Apayao and Kalinga due to the LPA and the habagat.
Meanwhile, Metro Manila and the rest of the country may experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers due to localized thunderstorms.
State meteorologists warned of possible flash floods or landslides during moderate to at times heavy rains.