‘Habagat’ rains to continue in Luzon 

Independence Day rite attendees brave rains in Kawit, Cavite on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (PTV image)

THE southwest monsoon will bring rains to Luzon on Wednesday, according to the Philippine, Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

In its 4 p.m. weather bulletin on Tuesday, PAGASA said monsoon rains will be experienced in Luzon due to the “hanging habagat” (southwest monsoon). PAGASA said flooding or landslides may hit low-lying areas.

The weather bureau also forecast partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers due to local thunderstorms in Visayas and Mindanao.

The northern, western, and southern parts of Luzon, including the eastern section of north Luzon, are forecast to have rough to very rough coastal waters caused by strong to gale force winds.

Other areas, meanwhile, will have moderate to rough coastal waters due to moderate to strong winds.

The country will have a temperature range of 15 to 36 degrees Celsius until Saturday.

On Tuesday, PAGASA recorded a peak temperature of 27 degrees Celsius and a minimum temperature of 24 degrees Celsius at the PAGASA weather station in Quezon City.

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