Today’s Philippine Weather Forecast: July 17, 2017

 
 
Habagat is back; rains affect Luzon areas
 
After a week of Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) dominating the weather, the western section of Luzon is being affected by the Southwest Monsoon again.
 
In an interview with PAGASA Weather Forecaster Meno Mendoza, he explained that the Southwest Monsoon colloquially known as Habagat refers to warm and moist air coming from the southwest direction. This usually prevails in July to September, bringing moderate to heavy rains, which may last for three to seven days or more with the presence of a weather disturbance.
 
As this weather system prevails, cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and thunderstorms will be experienced in the Ilocos Region, MIMAROPA, Aurora, Zambales, Bataan, Batanes and the Islands of Calayan. Meanwhile, partly cloudy to cloudy skies with rain showers or thunderstorms will affect the rest of the country of the country including Metro Manila.
 
Meanwhile, the Philippines will remain storm-free within the next two to three days.
 

 

Desserie Dionio

Desserie Dionio

Weather Reporter at Panahon TV

Desserie’s passion for Journalism roots from her stint as a Features Writer for the Tandang Sora National High School’s school paper. A graduate of Bachelor in Broadcast Communication from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) Manila, she started her career as a news writer and social media administrator. To date, Desserie works as a Social Media Strategist and Weather Reporter for PanahonTV. She believes that the simplest changes in our everyday lives can make the world a better place.