MANILA, Philippines (Philippines News Agency) — Residents in low-lying areas are warned of possible flash floods as moderate to heavy rainfall is expected Thursday due to the southwest monsoon “habagat” enhanced by a low pressure area off northern Luzon, PAG-ASA said.
At 4 a.m., the LPA was spotted at 400 kilometers north of Itbayat, Batanes while the southwest monsoon continues to affect Luzon and western Visayas.
The monsoon rains may trigger flash floods and landslides in Metro Manila, regions of Ilocos, Cordillera, Calabarzon and Mimaropa and the provinces of Zambales and Bataan.
PAGASA said western Visayas and the rest of Luzon may experience cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and thunderstorms.
As of 6 a.m., PAGASA said light to moderate with occasional heavy rains affecting Metro Manila, Cavite, Laguna, Rizal, Quezon, Bulacan, Zambales, Bataan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga and Tarlac may persist for one to two hours.
The rest of the country may experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms, the state weather bureau added.
Since the country’s coastal waters will be moderate to rough, fishing boats and other small sea crafts are advised not to venture out into the sea while larger sea vessels are alerted against big waves