Rainy season starts
LATEST UPDATE: June 16, 2018 - 5:39pm
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June 16, 2018

Despite moving farther and no longer affecting the country, "Ester" continues to enhance the southwest monsoon or “habagat” which brings in the rain over the rest of the country.

The southwest monsoon currently affects the western section of Luzon, state weather bureau Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration says.

In its advisory, PAGASA says monsoon rains will prevail over Pangasinan, Bataan and Zambales.

Metro Manila, rest of Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Batanes, Babuyan Group of Islands and rest of Central Luzon will experience cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and isolated thunderstorms

The rest of the country may experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms, PAGASA adds.

June 14, 2018

Rains are still expected over parts of Luzon today due to the southwest monsoon, the state weather bureau reports.

PAGASA warns residents in Metro Manila, Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Batanes, Babuyan Group of Islands, Cavite, Batangas, Bataan and Zambales to be vigilant against possible flooding and landslides due to  moderate to occasional heavy rains. 

Mimaropa, rest of Cagayan Valley, of Central Luzon and of Calabarzon will experience cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and isolated thunderstorms.

Meanwhile, partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers will prevail over Bicol Region, Visayas and Mindanao.

June 13, 2018

PAGASA says monsoon rains will prevail over Metro Manila, Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Batanes, Babuyan Group of Islands, Zambales, Bataan, Cavite and Batangas, based on its recent advisory. 

Residents living in low lying areas and near mountainous slopes of the said areas are warned against possible flash floods and landslides.

Meanwhile, the provinces of Mindoro, Marinduque and Romblon  and the rest of Cagayan Valley, central Luzon and Calabarzon will experience scattered light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms. 

June 13, 2018

The state weather bureau says a southwest monsoon is affecting Luzon.

Possible flooding or landslides due to  moderate to occasional heavy rains are expected over Metro Manila, Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Batanes, Babuyan Group of Islands, Cavite, Batangas, Bataan and Zambales.

Mimaropa, rest of Cagayan Valley, central Luzon and Calabarzon may experience cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and isolated thunderstorms. 

Bicol Region, Visayas and Mindanao, on the other hand, may experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers due to localized thunderstorms.    

 

June 10, 2018

The state weather bureau issues red rainfall warning over Cavite area.

With this red warning level, serious flooding is expected in flood prone areas.

The Pagasa also issued yellow rainfall warning over Tarlac, Batangas and Laguna where possible flooding in low-lying areas is expected.

In its 8:30 a.m. advisory, Pagasa also said Metro Manila, Rizal, Zambales, Bataan, Nueva Ecija, Bulacan and Pampanga may experience persisting light to moderate with occasional heavy rains. 

The state weather bureau PAGASA on Friday noon announces the start of the rainy season.

“The occurrence of widespread rainfall recorded in most PAGASA stations during the past few days due to southwest monsoon (Habagat) confirms the onset of the rainy season over the western part of the country,” the state weather bureau says in a statement.

PAGASA says that while the rainy season has started in the country, dry periods known as “monsoon break,” which lasts for several days to two weeks, may follow.

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