Rainy in S. Luzon, W. Visayas due to ‘Karding’, monsoon


South Luzon and western Visayas will experience rains Wednesday due to Tropical Depression Karding and the enhanced southwest monsoon, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

Moving west at 10 kilometers per hour, “Karding” was last spotted 1,215 kms east of Calayan, Cagayan Tuesday. It has a maximum sustained winds of 55 kph and gustiness of up to 65 kph.

“Karding” is expected to exit the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) by Friday, weather specialist Loriedin De La Cruz said.

It will not make landfall in any part of the country, said De La Cruz, but sea travel is risky, especially over the western seaboards of central and southern Luzon.

In its 4-p.m. weather bulletin on Tuesday, PAGASA said monsoon rains, with cloudy skies and thunderstorms, will also prevail over Zambales, Bataan, Cavite, Batangas, Palawan, Mindoro provinces, and western Visayas in the next 24 hours.

PAGASA cautioned of possible flooding and landslides due to scattered rains and thunderstorms in these areas.

Metro Manila, Bicol region, Mindanao, and the rest of Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Central Luzon, and Visayas can also expect partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rains or thunderstorms.

The weather bureau also warned of possible flash floods and landslides caused by moderate to occasionally heavy rains or thunderstorms in these areas.

Other parts of Luzon are forecast to have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers due to local thunderstorms.

PAGASA also alerts of possible flash floods and landslides caused by moderate to occasionally heavy rain showers in these areas.

Rough to very rough seaboards are also expected over the western section of central and southern Luzon, while other parts of central Luzon, southern Luzon, and Visayas will also have moderate to rough coastal waters.

Other areas will have slight to moderate seaboards.

PAGASA sees a temperature range of 14-34 degrees Celsius across the country until Saturday.

On Tuesday, the weather bureau recorded a peak temperature of 25 degrees Celsius and a minimum temperature of 30.7 degrees Celsius.

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