MANILA - The habagat or southwest monsoon will dampen large parts of the country for the rest of the week, the state weather bureau said Wednesday.
Associated with thunderstorms, the habagat will only slightly weaken on Saturday, but will continue to dump light to moderate rains, said PAGASA meteorologist Ezra Bulquerin.
Occasional heavy monsoon rains on Wednesday may trigger floods and landslides in Metro Manila, Ilocos and Cordillera regions, the Babuyan islands, and the provinces of Cavite, Batangas, Bataan and Zambales, said PAGASA.
Mimaropa and the rest of Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon and Calbarzon, meanwhile, will experience light to moderate rains due to the habagat while localized thunderstorms may affect Bicol region, Visayas and Mindanao.
Typhoon Domeng had enhanced the southwest monsoon over the weekend, triggering rains and floods in large swaths of Luzon and Visayas.
Classes in some areas have been cancelled due to Wednesday's downpours.
The rainy season started last Friday.
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