MANILA – Luzon may experience gloomy weather due to the southwest monsoon or “habagat” affecting the island, a weather forecaster said Wednesday.
“Gloomy weather will prevail over Luzon, with light to moderate rains, especially in the afternoon. Just like what happened in Metro Manila yesterday (Tuesday), flooding is possible during heavy rains,” Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) weather specialist Benison Estareja said.
Estareja said the public may expect rains across Luzon until Friday.
“By Thursday, cloudy skies and rains are possible. Fair weather is expected by Saturday,” he said.
The southwest monsoon is also affecting Western Visayas so rains are likewise expected in this area, he added.
The rest of the country is being affected by the inter-tropical convergence zone (ITCZ) that is also forecast to bring isolated rain showers or thunderstorms.
“The rest of the Visayas and Mindanao will have fair weather. However, rains are still likely, especially in the afternoon,” Estareja said.
No gale warning is currently in effect, but there may be high waves at times due to thunderstorms.
PAGASA forecast light to moderate winds and slight to moderate seas to prevail over the entire country. (PNA)