Are we on a monsoon break?

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After a series of rains associated with the Southwest Monsoon (Hanging Habagat), a few areas in Luzon, including Metro Manila, are in a slight monsoon break. But according to PAGASA weather forecaster Cris Perez, although the new Low Pressure Area (LPA) located east of Visayas has a slim chance of developing into a Tropical Cyclone, it will still induce rains.

Due to the trough or extension of the LPA, Eastern Visayas will have cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and thunderstorms that can trigger flash floods. With the presence of the Southwest Monsoon in the western section of Luzon, light to moderate rains continue to prevail in Ilocos Region, the Cordillera Administrative Region, Zambales, Bataan, Batanes, and the Babuyan Group of Islands. The rest of the archipelago will have good weather conditions though localized thunderstorms are still possible.

Gale warning is still in effect in the northern and western seaboards of Northern Luzon. Fishing boats and other small seacraft are prohibited from venturing, while larger sea vessels are alerted against rough to very rough seas.

Eunice Joy Juntayas

Eunice Joy Juntayas

Enjoys wearing many hats, including being a handicraft artist, storyteller, photographer, and most recently, Panahon TV's latest weather reporter. Being a responsible broadcast journalist allows her to spread her eco-friendly advocacies, and inspire her fellow youth to embrace their uniqueness and creativity.