More rains ahead due to habagat as Marilyn threatens to return


Posted at Sep 16 2019 07:37 AM

MANILA - The habagat or southwest monsoon will drench vast swaths of the country on Monday as a low pressure area, formerly tropical depression Marilyn, threatened to re-enter the Philippine area of responsibility, the state weather bureau said. 

Occasionally heavy monsoon rains may spawn floods or landslides in Metro Manila, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Mimaropa and Western Visayas, warned PAGASA.

The rest of the country will experience localized thunderstorms, it said.

Marilyn, which weakened into an LPA on Sunday, was 1,935 kilometers northeast of Basco, Batanes at 4 a.m. It may return inside PAR in 48 hours, said PAGASA weather specialist Meno Mendoza. 
Another LPA and a tropical depression, both east of Luzon, were unlikely to enter PAR, he said in a Facebook video. 

The bad weather has forced the cancellation of Monday's classes in several areas. 

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