PAGASA: ‘Habagat’ to bring rains to western Luzon; LPA spotted off Batanes

PAGASA: ‘Habagat’ to bring rains to western Luzon; LPA spotted off Batanes

MANILA — The southwest monsoon or “hangin habagat” will continue to bring rains to the western part of northern and central Luzon, the state-run weather bureau Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAG-ASA) said Wednesday.

The agency noted in its 5:00 a.m. weather bulletin that the Ilocos region, the provinces of Benguet, Cagayan, Zambales, Bataan, Batanes, and Calayan and Babuyan islands will experience cloudy skies with light to moderate rains.

Other areas, including Metro Manila, will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.

PAGASA further said Luzon and its coastal areas will have moderate to rough seas brought by moderate to strong winds from the southwest.

Meanwhile, other areas will have slight to moderate seas due to light to moderate winds coming from the south to southwest.

A low pressure area, on the other hand, was spotted 120 kilometers off Basco, Batanes. PNA/northboundasia.com