Habagat to dampen Luzon, Western Visayas


Posted at Jun 11 2018 07:54 AM | Updated as of Jun 11 2018 02:48 PM

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MANILA - (3rd UPDATE) Occasional heavy rains will persist in Luzon and Western Visayas on Monday due to the southwest monsoon or habagat that is enhanced by an exiting typhoon, the state weather bureau said.

Typhoon Domeng, which grazed the country's northeastern coast over the weekend, was spotted 1,295 northeast of Basco, Batanes, packing maximum sustained winds of 120 kilometers per hour and 145 kph gusts, said PAGASA meteorologist Shelly Ignacio.

PAGASA has raised an orange rainfall warning over Metro Manila, Cavite, Batangas and Rizal.

Flooding is "a definite threat" in communities under this alert, according to the Gazette, the official state journal.

PAGASA also warned of occasional heavy rains that may last until 5 p.m. over Zambales, Tarlac and Nueva Ecija.

The rainy weather will persist in large swaths of the country until Tuesday or Wednesday, said Ignacio.

Downpours on Monday have forced the cancellation of classes in some areas.

Visit the ABS-CBN Weather Center for the latest weather updates.