MANILA - Metro Manila and large swaths of Luzon will experience occasional heavy rains on Thursday due to the southwest monsoon or habagat, the state weather bureau said.
Monsoon rains may trigger floods and landslides in Metro Manila, Ilocos and Cordillera regions, Babuyan and Batanes islands, and the provinces of Cavite, Batangas, Bataan and Zambales, said PAGASA meteorologist Ezra Bulquerin.
The habagat will also dump light to moderate rains that may cause floods in the low-lying areas of Mimaropa and the rest of Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon and Calabarzon, he said.
The weather may start improving this weekend as the habagat slightly weakens, Bulquerin said.
The habagat, strengthened by typhoon Domeng, has been bringing rains to the country since last week.
The rainy weather has forced the cancellation of classes in some areas.
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