Habagat to dump rains over western Luzon until Thursday

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 30 2019 06:34 AM | Updated as of Jul 30 2019 07:01 AM

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Pack an umbrella, Kapamilya! Monsoon rains are expected to affect the western section of Luzon all day Tuesday and will last until Thursday this week, state weather bureau PAGASA said.

PAGASA weather forecaster Lorie Dela Cruz said heavy rains are affecting Bataan, Pangasinan and Zambales "and will likely continue tomorrow and Thursday."

Classes have been suspended in parts of these 3 provinces.

Dela Cruz warned the intense rain could bring landslides especially in mountainous areas.

Batanes, which was rocked by twin earthquakes over the weekend, is not affected by monsoon rains.

Weather specialist Meno Mendoza said light to moderate rains will affect Metro Manila, Mimaropa, La Union, Benguet, Cavite, Batangas and the rest of Central Luzon for the rest of the day.

The rest of the country will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers due to localized thunderstorms.

PAGASA had said that at least 2 storms are expected to enter the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) in August.

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