Expect rain for rest of the week due to southwest monsoon – Pagasa
MANILA, Philippines — The rest of the week will have gloomy weather and rain showers over parts of Luzon as the southwest monsoon or habagat continues to affect the country, state meteorologists said on Thursday afternoon.
Satellite images from the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) showed thick clouds still affecting the western parts of Luzon, including the Ilocos Region, Occidental Mindoro, and Central Luzon provinces of Bataan and Zambales.
Meanwhile, the low-pressure area (LPA) being monitored east of the country has continued to move away from the landmass, last located over the northeastern border of the Philippine area of responsibility. It is also not expected to develop into a tropical cyclone as of now.
For Friday, Pagasa said monsoon rains would still be felt over the areas mentioned above, while the rest of Luzon would see overcast skies and isolated rain showers.
Due to the cloudy weather, Metro Manila would continue to have low temperatures of 25 to 29 degrees Celsius, Laoag with 24 to 29 degrees Celsius, Baguio with just 16 to 20 degrees Celsius, and Tagaytay with 21 to 28 degrees Celsius. Palawan and Legazpi would be slightly warmer at 25 to 32 degrees Celsius while Tuguegarao is set to have temperatures of 25 to 33 degrees Celsius tomorrow, July 30.
Over Visayas and Mindanao, better weather conditions may be expected although Pagasa warned of isolated rains come afternoon and night. Temperatures over Tacloban would play between 26 to 34 degrees Celsius; Cebu, 27 to 32 degrees Celsius; Iloilo, 26 to 32 degrees Celsius; Zamboanga, 24 to 35 degrees Celsius; Cagayan de Oro, 24 to 34 degrees Celsius, and Davao, 25 to 33 degrees Celsius.
Three-day weather forecasts for Baguio and Metro Manila indicate that rains would still occur in these areas and surrounding provinces while fair-weather may be experienced in Legazpi, Cebu, and Davao up to Monday next week.
Gale warning remains raised over the entire northern and western seaboards of Luzon, including the waters surrounding Palawan and the Mindoro Island, as the southwest monsoon continues to bring strong waves in the said areas.
Pagasa said sea travel is not allowed for fisherfolk and seafarers using small boats, as waves may reach more than 2.8 meters.
Subscribe to our daily newsletter
Click here for more weather related news.
Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.