The southwest monsoon, locally known as “habagat,” will continue to bring cloudy skies with scattered rain showers in most parts of the country within the next 24-hour period, said the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA). ![‘Amihan’ to bring rains over parts of Luzon - PAGASA]( ###### (Unsplash)
In a public weather forecast on Friday, June 2, PAGASA Weather Specialist Patrick Del Mundo said the southwest monsoon is affecting the entire archipelago. “Sa ngayon ay umiiral ang southwest monsoon o hanging habagat dito sa ating bansa. Ine-enhance pa rin [ito] ng Bagyong Mawar (Right now, the southwest monsoon is affecting our country. It is still being enhanced by cyclone Mawar),” said Del Mundo. Residents of Occidental Mindoro, Antique, and northern Palawan including Cuyo, Calamian, and Kalayaan Islands were specifically advised to remain alert against monsoon rains which may trigger flash floods or landslides during moderate to at times heavy downpour. Cloudy skies with scattered rains will also prevail in Metro Manila, Zambales, Bataan, Pampanga, Bulacan, CALABARZON, Bicol Region, the rest of MIMAROPA, and western Visayas due to habagat. Meanwhile, the rest of the country may expect partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rains due to the southwest monsoon. No weather disturbance is expected to develop or enter the Philippine boundary within the forecast period.

Source: Manila Bulletin (