Southwest monsoon continues to move away from PH
MANILA, Philippines — The weak southwest monsoon, locally known as “habagat” is continuously moving away from the country, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) reported on Saturday.
Its weather specialist, Aldczar Aurelio, stated that this southwest monsoon only persists in western sections of Southern Luzon and Visayas.
“Yung mahinang habagat ay tuluyan pong kumikilos palayo sa ating kalupaan. Ngayong araw, naaapektuhan ng habagat itong kanlurang bahagi ng Southern Luzon at kanlurang bahagi ng Visayas,” he explained.
(The weak southwest monsoon continuously moves away from us. Today, it affects the western sections of Southern Luzon and Visayas.)
Aurelio also said that no typhoon or low pressure area is currently inside the Philippine area of responsibility.
“Kasalukuyan, wala po tayong binabantayang bagyo o low pressure area sa loob ng ating Philippine area of responsibility,” he added.
(Currently, no typhoon or low pressure area is observed in the Philippine area of responsibility.)
The weather bureau said that Palawan will experience cloudy skies with chances of scattered rain showers and thunderstorms due to the weak southwest monsoon.
The rest of the country, on the other hand, shall expect partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers and thunderstorms.
Pagasa also assured that boats can safely sail as no gale warning is raised in the country.
The southwest monsoon will no longer affect the Philippines starting Sunday, the weather bureau added. With this, generally fair weather — still with chances of isolated rains will most likely prevail in the next three days.
“Inaasahan po natin na ang habagat ay wala na pong epekto sa ating bansa bukas, kaya inaasahan po natin na magiging maganda at maaliwalas ang panahon sa loob ng tatlong araw hindi lamang dito sa Metro Manila, ganoon din po sa iba’t ibang bahagi ng bansa. Pero may tiyansa pa rin ng mga thunderstorm kung saan magbibigay ito ng mga biglaang buhos ng ulan,” Aurelio concluded.
(We assume that the southwest monsoon will no longer affect the country tomorrow, so fair weather is expected not only here in Metro Manila, but in the rest of the country as well. However, there will still be chances of thunderstorms that will bring rains.)