The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on Wednesday, Aug. 17 said the southwest monsoon or “habagat” may continue to bring scattered rain showers and thunderstorms over Ilocos Region, Zambales, and Bataan in the next 24 hours.
PAGASA warned against possible flash floods or landslides due to “moderate to at times heavy rains” in these areas.
Meanwhile, the rest of the country will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms due to the habagat and localized thunderstorms.
PAGASA also advised the public to stay vigilant as flash floods or landslides may occur during severe thunderstorms, which are often accompanied by sudden heavy rains, lightning, thunder, gusty winds, and sometimes hail.
Weather specialist Grace Castañeda said PAGASA is also continuously monitoring a cloud cluster east of extreme northern Luzon should it become a low pressure area or LPA.