PAGASA: Rainy weekend ahead due to enhanced habagat


Posted at Jun 29 2019 06:05 AM

Japanese Meteorological Agency

MANILA—The weekend looks wet as the southwest monsoon or habagat continues to affect Metro Manila and parts of the country, state weather bureau PAGASA said early Saturday.

Weather specialist Meno Mendoza said the low-pressure area (LPA) inside the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) will continue to enhance the prevailing southwest monsoon.

The weather disturbance, which is likely to develop into a tropical depression in the next few days, was located 970 kilometers east of Juban, Sorsogon.

Monsoon rains will soak Metro Manila, Mimaropa, Western Visayas, and the provinces of Zambales, Bataan, Batangas and Cavite.

The rest of Luzon, the Visayas and Zamboanga Peninsula will experience cloudy skies with scattered rains and thunderstorm.

Meanwhile, localized thunderstorms will brought partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers in Mindanao.

PAGASA advised residents at risk of flooding and landslides to exercise caution and continue monitoring for weather updates.