BAGUIO CITY –- Classes in pre-school and elementary (Kindergarten to Grade 6) levels in Baguio and La Trinidad were suspended due to rains brought by the southwest monsoon.
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said the southwest monsoon will continue to affect the western section of northern and central Luzon until Wednesday or Thursday.
Cloudy skies with moderate to occasional heavy rains which may trigger flashfloods and landslides will be experienced over the Ilocos Region including the provinces of Batanes, Benguet, Zambales, Bataan and the islands of Babuyan.
Cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and isolated thunderstorms is expected over Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon.
Partly cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms will prevail over the rest of the country.
Moderate to strong winds blowing from the southwest will prevail over Luzon and Visayas and the coastal waters along these areas will be moderate to rough.
Winds will be light to moderate coming from the south to southwest with slight to moderate seas.
Based on the weather forecast from PAGASA, the Office of Civil Defense – Cordillera Regional Office (OCD-CAR) through the Cordillera Region Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CRDRRMC) is closely monitoring “high risk” areas.
Cras Pagas of the CRDRRMC explained that with the southwest monsoon still affecting the western section of northern and central Luzon, rivers and its tributaries in the provinces of Benguet, Abra and Apayao are likely to be affected.
The CRDRRMC issued an advisory reminding people living near the mountains slopes and in low lying areas to take precautionary measures and activate the local DRRMCs. PNA/northboundasia.com