The southwest monsoon, or “habagat,” enhanced by typhoon Chedeng (international name Guchol) may continue to bring occasional rains over the western parts of Luzon and Visayas, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on Sunday, June 11. “The southwest monsoon enhanced by Chedeng will bring occasional monsoon rains over the western portions of Luzon and Visayas in the next three days,” PAGASA said in a tropical cyclone bulletin issued at 5 a.m. on Sunday. “While the effect of Chedeng on the monsoon will decrease as it moves further away from the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR), the formation of a frontal system north of extreme Northern Luzon will continue to mainly enhance the southwest monsoon from Tuesday (June 13) onwards and affect most of Luzon, especially the western and extreme northern portions,” it added. ![IMG_2835.png](https://storage.googleapis.com/mb-mkt-neo-prod-1-uploads/IMG_2835_1baaada615/IMG_2835_1baaada615.png)
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**Heavy to intense rains** A heavy rainfall outlook was issued for several Luzon and Visayas areas, with light to occasional heavy or intense rains expected over the next three days. Up until Sunday night, PAGASA warned that Metro Manila, Pangasinan, Bulacan, Occidental Mindoro, northern Palawan including Calamian and Cuyo Islands, and Antique may experience some heavy rains, while Zambales and Bataan may experience some intense rains. From Sunday night to Monday night, June 12, occasional heavy rains may persist in Abra, Benguet, Ilocos Region, Occidental Mindoro, and northern Palawan including Calamian and Cuyo Islands may continue to experience occasional heavy rains through Monday night, June 12, while Zambales and Bataan may experience occasional intense rains. Ilocos Region, Apayao, Abra, Zambales, Bataan, and Occidental Mindoro may continue to occasionally experience heavy rains through Tuesday night, June 13. The strengthening of the southwest monsoon over the next two days may also result in gusty conditions over the following areas, particularly along the coast and in upland/mountainous areas exposed to winds: June 11: Batanes, Babuyan Islands, Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Nueva Vizcaya, Central Luzon, Metro Manila, Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon, Oriental Mindoro, Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan, Bicol Region, and Western Visayas. June 12: Batanes, Babuyan Islands, Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Nueva Vizcaya, Central Luzon, Metro Manila, CALABARZON, Occidental Mindoro, Oriental Mindoro, Romblon, Marinduque, northern mainland Palawan, Calamian Islands, Cuyo Islands, Kalayaan Islands, Bicol Region, and Western Visayas. **Rough seas** In the next 24 hours, Chedeng may bring moderate to rough seas over the seaboards of extreme Northern Luzon. Mariners of small seacraft are advised to exercise caution when venturing out to sea. “If inexperienced or operating ill-equipped vessels, avoid navigating in these conditions,” PAGASA said. Chedeng was last spotted 990 kilometers east of extreme Northern Luzon around 4 a.m. on Sunday. It has further weakened, with maximum sustained winds of 130 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gusts up to 160 kph. “It is forecast to accelerate northeastward and leave the PAR region tonight (June 11) or tomorrow early morning (June 12),” PAGASA said.

Source: Manila Bulletin (https://mb.com.ph/2023/6/11/occasional-rains-from-enhanced-habagat-to-persist-in-parts-of-luzon-visayas)