Luzon to experience cloudy skies, scattered rains due to ‘Habagat’

THE southwest monsoon or “habagat” will bring cloudy skies and scattered rains in several parts of Luzon, the weather bureau said Saturday.

In its 4 a.m. bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) forecast cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms over the Ilocos Region, Zambales, Bataan, and Palawan due to the southwest monsoon.

Flashfloods or landslides may occur in these areas during moderate to at times heavy rains, PAGASA said.

The rest of the country, including Metro Manila, will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms due to localized thunderstorms.

Severe thunderstorms may result in flashfloods or landslides, PAGASA said.

The whole archipelago will have light to moderate winds, and slight to moderate seas.

The temperature in Metro Manila will range from 24°C to 32°C; Baguio City, 17°C to 23°C; Laoag City, 25°C to 32C; Legazpi City, 25°C to 33°C; Metro Cebu, 26°C to 32°C; Puerto Princesa City, 25°C to 32°C; and Metro Davao, 24°C to 34°C. (PNA)