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Monsoon rains to affect PH for the rest of the week – PAGASA

Expect continuous rains for the week brought by the southwest monsoon or habagat, according to state weather bureau Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

PAGASA said on Thursday it will continue to rain in the National Capital Region and several Luzon provinces due to the habagat.

It also warned of possible landslides and flooding due to light to moderate and occasional heavy rain in Metro Manila, Cavite, Batangas, Bataan, Zambales as well as provinces in the Ilocos region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Batanes and Babuyan Group of Islands.

An orange rainfall warning level was raised over Zambales and Bataan, while a yellow rainfall warning was issued for Tarlac, as of 8 a.m.

In its 24-hour forecast, PAGASA said on Wednesday moderate to heavy rains will prevail over Metro Manila, the regions of Ilocos and Cordillera as well as in the provinces of Batanes, Cavite, Batangas, Bataan and Zambales.

Residents in these areas are advised to take precautionary measures for possible flooding or landslides, especially those in low-lying areas.

The Mimaropa region, the rest of Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon and Calabarzon will also experience cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and isolated thunderstorms due to the southwest monsoon.

Bicol Region, Visayas and Mindanao will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers caused by localized thunderstorms.

The northern, western and southern section of Luzon and the eastern section of northern and Central Luzon are bound to have strong gale from the southwest producing rough to very rough coastal waters.

The country will have a temperature range of 15-36°C until Saturday.

Temperature in Metro Manila ranges from 24-29°C; Tuguegarao City, 26-33°C; Baguio City, 15-21°C; Metro Cebu, 26-34°C; and Metro Davao, 25-33°C. 

On Tuesday, the state weather bureau recorded a peak temperature of 27°C and a minimum temperature of 24°C at the PAGASA weather station in Quezon City.#