Habagat dampens Luzon, Western Visayas


 
Tropical Cyclone Domeng may have exited the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), but has caused the Southwest Monsoon or Habagat to intensify.
 
At 3:00 a.m., Typhoon Maliksi (international name) was spotted at 1,770 kilometers northeast of Basco, Batanes. With maximum sustained winds of 100 kilometers per hour (kph) and gustiness of 120 kph, moving northeast at 23 kph, it is forecast to dissipate before approaching Japan.
 
Today, Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon will experience monsoon rains that can trigger flooding or landslides. In Western Visayas, cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and isolated thunderstorms will prevail. Mindanao and rest of Visayas can expect partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or localized thunderstorms.
 
Aside from rains, Habagat is affecting sea conditions. Gale warning is hoisted in the northern and eastern seaboards of Northern Luzon; the seaboards Of Central Luzon; and the western and southern seaboards of Southern Luzon. These include Batanes, Calayan, Babuyan, Cagayan and the northern coasts of Ilocos Norte, Isabela, Aurora, Zambales, Bataan, Mindoro, and Batangas; and the western seaboards of Palawan, Marinduque and Romblon. Fisherfolk and those with small seacraft are advised not to venture out, while larger vessels are alerted against rough to very rough sea conditions.
 

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.