MANILA, July 18 (PNA) — The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) has warned the public against monsoon rains that might cause flash floods and landslides in Luzon.
In its 5 a.m. weather bulletin Saturday, PAGASA said monsoon rains which may trigger flashfloods and landslides will be experienced over Ilocos Region, Benguet, Central Luzon, including the islands of Batanes, Calayan and Babuyan.”
“Hanging habagat”, which is also known as the southwest monsoon, brings rains to the country from April to October.
PAGASA added occasional rains will occur in Metro Manila, Mindoro, Calabarzon, the rest of the Cordillera and the Cagayan Valley.
Other parts of the country will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated thunderstorms.
Luzon and Visayas will also experience moderate to strong winds coming from the southwest, causing seas to be moderate to rough.
Other areas will also experience light to moderate winds, blowing from the southwest, affecting seas to be slight to moderate.
Meanwhile, PAGASA has issued a gale warning over the seaboards of Northern, Central and Western Luzon, adding strong to gale force winds are expected from “hanging habagat”.
It advises fishing boats and other all seacrafts not to head out to sea, while also warning larger sea vessels against huge waves. (PNA)