PAGASA: ‘Habagat’, LPA, ITCZ bring rain to various parts of PHL. PAGASA said in its weather bulletin early Sunday morning that the Bicol region, Central and Eastern Visayas and Mindanao will experience cloudy skies with moderate to occasionally heavy rainshowers and thunderstorms which may trigger flash floods and landslides.” PAGASA
Tropical Depression Emong will affect parts of the Philippines until at least Friday, state weather forecasters said.
PAGASA forecaster Jun Galang also said they are monitoring a cloud formation that could become a low-pressure area off Ilocos later this week.
“[Ang epekto nito] itong buong week hanggang Friday. Kung walang pagbabago by Thursday makakalabas ng Philippine area of responsibility,” Galang said in a Monday interview on dzBB radio.
While Tropical Depression Emong was too far to directly affect any part of the country, it would enhance the southwest monsoon, which will bring rain mainly to Luzon and Visayas.
He also said that as Emong moved northward, the weather in Mindanao would gradually improve while Luzon and Visayas can expect more rain.
Meanwhile, Galang said there was a chance a low-pressure area would form off Laoag in Ilocos Norte province later this week.
“Papalabas siya may chance mabuo na LPA west ng Laoag, makakadagdag sa epekto ng habagat,” he said.
PAGASA’s 5 a.m. bulletin said that as of 4 a.m. Monday, Emong was estimated to be 300 km east of Virac, Catanduanes.
It had maximum sustained winds of 55 kph near the center and was forecast to move north-northwest at 13 kph.
“Mimaropa, Bicol region, Visayas, northern Mindanao and Caraga will experience cloudy skies with moderate to occasionally heavy rain showers and thunderstorms which may trigger flash floods and landslides,” it said.
It added Metro Manila and Ilocos, Calabarzon, Zambales and Bataan and the rest of Mindanao will be cloudy with light to moderate rain showers and thunderstorms.
The rest of Luzon will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms, it said.
PAGASA also said moderate to strong winds from the southwest to southeast will prevail over Luzon and coming from the southwest to west over Visayas and Mindanao.
The coastal waters throughout the archipelago will be moderate to rough. — DVM, GMA News