Southwest monsoon to bring rain to western side of PHL. PAGASA satellite image shows the southwest monsoon affecting the western sections of Luzon and the Visayas PAGASA
Residents of Metro Manila and several parts of the country may expect light to moderate rain Thursday due to the southwest monsoon, state weather forecasters said Wednesday afternoon.
In its 5 p.m. bulletin, PAGASA said the southwest monsoon is affecting the western sections of Luzon and Visayas.
“Metro Manila, Ilocos region, the provinces of Zambales and Bataan, Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Bicol region, Western Visayas, Zamboanga Peninsula and SOCCSKSARGEN will experience cloudy skies with light to moderate rain showers and thunderstorms,” it said.
The rest of the country will be “partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms mostly in the afternoon or evening,” PAGASA added.
In past weeks, residents of Metro Manila had experienced rain from thunderstorms. In some instances, the thunderstorms caused floods in some major thoroughfares.
But it was not until Monday that PAGASA officially declared the start of the rainy season.
Angeles and Olongapo Cities may expect temperatures of 24 to 32 degrees Celsius.
Meanwhile, PAGASA said moderate to strong winds from the southwest to south will prevail over the western sections of Luzon and Visayas and the coastal waters along these areas will be moderate to rough.
Light to moderate winds coming from the southeast to south from the rest of Luzon and Visayas and from the east to northeast over Mindanao with slight to moderate seas, it added. — TJD, GMA News