Expect scattered rain showers and thunderstorms over Palawan and Occidental Mindoro due to the southwest monsoon, locally called “habagat,” the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on Monday afternoon, Aug. 23.
Meanwhile, Metro Manila and the rest of the country will have partly cloudy to cloudy conditions with isolated rain showers due to localized thunderstorms.
PAGASA warned the public against flash floods or landslides that may occur during severe thunderstorms, which are often associated with short-lived heavy rain, lightning, thunder, gusty winds, and sometimes hail.
Weather specialist Ariel Rojas said PAGASA has not monitored a weather disturbance that may form or affect the country in the next few days.
Only the southwest monsoon is seen to prevail, especially over the western section of Mimaropa (Oriental Mindoro, Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan), he added.
Moreover, PAGASA has not issued any gale warning on Monday afternoon thus fisherfolk and seafarers are safe to sail.