The southwest monsoon or "habagat" will continue to affect the western section of Luzon in the next 24 hours, the state weather bureau said on Saturday, Aug. 5.  ![viber_image_2023-07-16_12-02-31-190.jpg]( ###### Photo credit to MB Visual Content Group 

In its 24-hour public weather forecast, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Service Administration (PAGASA) said the "Southwest monsoon affecting the western section of Luzon." Meanwhile, cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms will prevail due to the southwest monsoon in Ilocos Region, Batanes, Babuyan Islands, Abra, Benguet, Zambales, and Bataan. As a result, the following areas may experience possible flooding or landslides due to moderate to at times heavy rains. PAGASA also forecasted that Metro Manila and the rest of the country would experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms caused by the southwest monsoon and localized thunderstorms. These areas may encounter possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms, PAGASA said.  **Wind, coastal water condition forecasts** PAGASA said strong, moderate to strong, and light to moderate winds will be experienced in extreme northern Luzon, the rest of Luzon, and Visayas and Mindanao, respectively.  Meanwhile, rough coastal waters will affect extreme northern Luzon, moderate to rough in the rest of Luzon, and light to moderate in Visayas and Mindanao.  The advisory is valid until 4 a.m. on Aug 6*. (Sonny Daanoy)*

Source: Manila Bulletin (