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.