Philippine Weather Forecast – August 3, 2017 | Habagat rains to prevail

In an interview with Panahon TV, PAGASA Weather Forecaster Meno Mendoza said that Typhoon “Noru” is no longer expected to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR). Based on the tropical cyclone information issued this morning, the eye of the typhoon was last spotted at 1,565 kilometers east-northeast of Extreme Northern Luzon packing winds of 160 kph and gustiness of up to 195 kph. It is expected to move north-northwest at 13 kph.

As it moves farther away from the PAR, it continues to enhance the Southwest Monsoon or Hanging Habagat, which will affect the entire archipelago. Metro Manila, Visayas and the regions of Ilocos, Cordillera, Central Luzon, CALABARZON (Cavite, Laguna, Rizal and Quezon), MIMAROPA (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan), Bicol, Caraga, Northern Mindanao, Davao and Zamboanga Peninsula will have cloudy skies with light to moderate rains.

Occasional heavy rains and gusty winds are also possible in the above-mentioned areas due to thunderstorms. The remaining parts of the country can expect partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms.

No gale warning was issued today but coastal waters along the Northern and Western section of Luzon will be moderate to occasionally rough. Elsewhere, slight to moderate seas will prevail due to the light to moderate winds.

Amor Larrosa

Amor Larrosa

Weather Reporter at Panahon TV

Amor is a Mass Communication graduate of the Far Eastern University. During her college years, she enjoyed performing onstage for FEU Theater Guild, her school's official theater organization. As a Panahon TV reporter, she wants to inspire others by sharing her knowledge about climate action and disaster preparedness. Recently, she has started producing her own segments, most of which tackled said issues. In 2015, Amor attended the World Meteorological Organization’s training for Broadcasting in Vietnam, wherein she learned about the most effective ways of delivering climate and weather information to the public. Apart from reporting on the television and radio, she also hosts parties, weddings, birthdays and sports-related events.