Habagat stirs rains over Luzon as brewing storm nears


Posted at Sep 09 2019 07:26 AM | Updated as of Sep 09 2019 07:35 AM

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MANILA — The southwest monsoon or habagat will dump rains over large parts of Luzon on Monday as a brewing storm or low pressure area crept closer to the country, the state weather bureau said. 

Metro Manila, Ilocos, Cordillera, Cagayan Valley Region, and Central Luzon regions and Rizal province will experience cloudy skies with isolated rains due to the habagat, said PAGASA weather forecaster Raymond Ordinario. 

Areas drenched with rains since the weekend, especially those in northern Luzon, should be on the lookout for possible floods and landslides, he told radio DZMM. 

The rest of the country, he said, will experience fair weather that may be marred by localized thunderstorms. 

The low pressure area off the country's eastern coast, is likely to intensify into a storm that will be called Marilyn, said Ordinario. 

The country's potential 13th storm this year will enter the Philippine area of responsibility on Wednesday, he said.

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