PAGASA Says Habagat to Bring Scattered Rains Over Parts of the Country
PAGASA LATEST UPDATE – The state weather bureau has reported that the habagat will bring scattered rains over parts of the country, with the possibility of flash floods occurring in southern Luzon and Visayas.
On Tuesday (September 26, 2023), the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration released the latest weather update in the country. The southwest monsoon will affect the country’s weather conditions.
PAGASA reported that the southwest monsoon will bring cloudy skies with scattered rains and thunderstorms over the western sections of Southern Luzon and Visayas, particularly over Mimaropa and Western Visayas.
“Patuloy na umiiral ang habagat dito sa may western section ng southern Luzon at Visayas kung saan ito ay magdudulot pa rin ng mga mataas na tiyansa ng pag-ulan lalo na sa western section ng Visayas at ng southern Luzon,” weather specialist Grace Castañeda said.
Possible flash floods or landslides are expected due to moderate to at times heavy rains.
The monsoon and localized thunderstorms will bring partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms over the Bicol region and Northern Samar as well as Metro Manila and the rest of the country.
The weather agency advised the affected residents to observe precautionary measures for possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms.
“Mag-ingat pa rin po ang ating mga kababayan sa posibilidad ng pagbaha at pagguho ng lupa,” she added.
Meanwhile, the coastal water condition over western sections of Luzon, the rest of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao will be slight to moderate, according to the weather bureau.
PAGASA is also monitoring a low-pressure area in the eastern section of Luzon. It has a slim chance of developing into a cyclone. No gale warning signal has been raised in any parts of the country.