Habagat stirs rains over Luzon, Visayas


Posted at Jul 15 2018 09:01 AM | Updated as of Jun 30 2019 12:34 PM

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Rains are expected over large swaths of Luzon and Visayas on Sunday due to the habagat or southwest monsoon, the state weather bureau said.

The habagat will bring occasional heavy rains that may trigger floods and landslides in Palawan, Mindoro, Zambales, Bataan and Western Visayas, said PAGASA meteorologist Ariel Rojas.

The same weather condition, he said, is expected over Metro Manila, Calabarzon, Eastern Visayas and the provinces of Marinduque, Romblon, also due to the habagat and and the extension of a low pressure area (LPA) off the country's northern tip.

The LPA was 1,030 kilometers east of Basco, Batanes at 3 a.m. It is unlikely to intensify into a storm, said Rojas.

The rainy weather, he added, will continue in Metro Manila until Thursday.

Two to 4 storms are expected to enter the Philippine area of responsibility in July, Pojas noted.

Typhoon Gardo last week stirred rains in the western sections of Luzon and Visayas, prompting the cancellation of classes in some areas.

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

DZMM, 15 July 2018