‘Aghon’ exits Philippine area of responsibility; southwesterly wind flow affecting western parts of the country

Typhoon “Aghon” (international name: Ewiniar) left the Philippine area of responsibility on Wednesday noon, May 29.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) last located Aghon 1,205 kilometers east-northeast of extreme northern Luzon.

Although Aghon is already out, PAGASA said the southwesterly wind flow enhanced by the typhoon may bring cloudy skies, scattered rain showers, and thunderstorms to Metro Manila, Ilocos Region, Central Luzon, CALABARZON (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon), MIMAROPA (Oriental Mindoro, Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan), Western Visayas, Zamboanga Peninsula, Basilan, Sulu, and Tawi-Tawi. 

The frontal system, a weather system in which warm and cold air merge, may also bring cloudy skies, scattered rain showers, and thunderstorms to the Batanes and Babuyan Islands.

PAGASA warned of potential flash floods or landslides due to moderate to heavy rains in areas affected by the southwesterly wind flow and frontal system.

Meanwhile, the rest of the country will experience partly cloudy to cloudy conditions with isolated rain showers due to localized thunderstorms.

The public is also advised to remain vigilant due to possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms.

During Wednesday morning’s public weather forecast, PAGASA Weather Specialist Obet Badrina said there are no anticipated new tropical cyclones to form or affect the country until the end of the month.

Badrina also noted that the prevalence of the southwesterly wind flow signals the imminent onset of the rainy season in the country.