‘Habagat’ to continue to affect Southern Luzon, VisMin

The southwest monsoon, or “habagat,” will continue to affect parts of Southern Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao in the next 24 hours, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on Tuesday, Aug. 22.

PAGASA said cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms will prevail over Metro Manila, Bataan, Zambales, Cavite, Batangas, Oriental Mindoro, Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan, Visayas, and Mindanao.

Flooding and landslides are possible in these areas during moderate to heavy rains, PAGASA warned.

Meanwhile, hot and humid weather will persist in the rest of Luzon due to partly cloudy to cloudy skies.

However, isolated and short-lived rain showers or thunderstorms are still possible in the afternoon or evening.

PAGASA also advised the public to be cautious of possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms.

According to weather specialist Grace Castañeda, there are no tropical cyclones or low pressure systems that could affect the country’s weather as of Tuesday.