Habagat to bring more rains over Metro Manila, Luzon until Wednesday

September 24, 2013 10:20 am 

MANILA, Sept. 24 — The cloudy skies and rainy weather over Luzon including Metro Manila may last until Wednesday due to southwest monsoon affecting Luzon, the state weather forecasters said on Tuesday.

Forecaster Samuel Duran said that due to tropical storm "Pabuk" — which is still outside the the country — continues to enhance the southwest monsoon or "hanging habagat" that will bring rains to most parts of Luzon and western section of Visayas.

Duran said "Pabuk" has slim chance to enter Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) but the agency continues to monitor it.

Once it enters the PAR, he said it will be locally codenamed "Paolo," the 16th tropical cyclone to enter the country this year.

Duran said Metro Manila, Central Luzon, Calabarzon and Mimaropa will experience cloudy skies with moderate to occasionally heavy rains and thunderstorms which may trigger flashfloods and landslides.

He added that Western Visayas and the rest of Luzon will have cloudy skies with light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms while the rest of the country will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.

In its advisory, PAGASA said that moderate to strong winds blowing from the southwest to south will prevail over Luzon and Visayas and the coastal waters along these areas will be moderate to rough.

Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate coming from the southwest with slight to moderate seas.

PAGASA also said strong to gale-force winds associated with the southwest monsoon may affect the western seaboards of Central and Southern Luzon.

"Fishing boats and other small seacrafts are advised not to venture out into the sea while larger sea vessels are alerted against big waves," it said. (PNA)

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