Monsoon rains to continue in Metro Manila

Michael Punongbayan - The Philippine Star
Monsoon rains to continue in Metro Manila
A woman braves the heavy rain in Kamuning EDSA in Quezon City in this July 22 photo. Metro Manila and nearby areas have been experiencing monsoon rains due to the southwest monsoon or the habagat.
The STAR / Michael Varcas

MANILA, Philippines — Monsoon rains will continue to drench Metro Manila and other parts of Luzon in the next three days, the state weather bureau announced yesterday.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said this is due to the effects of the habagat or southwest monsoon, which is primarily affecting Palawan and Mindoro.

PAGASA said rainfail during afternoon and evening is expected in Metro Manila, Bataan, Calabarzon, Ilocos Region and Zambales.

Visayas and Mindanao are forecast to have fair weather conditions with isolated rainshowers and thunderstorms, PAGASA said.

No low-pressure area has been monitored inside and outside the Philippine area of responsibility.

PAGASA said no typhoon is expected to affect the country in the next three days.



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