As Filipinos celebrate Father’s Day, PAGASA warns of possible rains induced by the Southwest Monsoon or warm and moist winds moving in a southwest direction.
Today, Pangasinan, Bataan, and Zambales will experience monsoon rains, making flooding or landslides possible due to moderate to occasionally heavy rains. In Metro Manila, rest of Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Batanes, Babuyan Group of Islands and the rest of Central Luzon, cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and isolated thunderstorms will dominate. In the remaining parts of Luzon, down to Visayas and Mindanao, partly cloudy to cloudy skies or generally fair weather will prevail with isolated rain showers.
With the surge of the Habagat, gale warning is hoisted in the western seaboards of Northern and Central Luzon, including Zambales, Bataan, Batanes, Babuyan Group of Islands, the northern coast of Cagayan, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union and Pangasinan. Due to rough to very rough sea conditions, fisherfolk and those with small seacraft are advised not to venture out, while larger vessels are advised to take precautionary measures.
Father’s Day Trivia
The third Sunday of June marks the world’s celebration of Father’s Day. The observance was conceived in 1909 when Sonora Dodd of Washington, USA happened to attend a Mother’s Day sermon. Dodd wanted a special day to honor her father, William Smart, a widowed Civil War veteran who was left to raise his six children on a farm after his wife died during childbirth.