The enhanced Southwest Monsoon (Habagat) brings rains today.
At 3:00 a.m., the center of Tropical Storm Inday was at 840 kilometers east of Basco, Batanes. It is stationary, but has slightly intensified with maximum sustained winds of 65 kilometers per hour (kph), and gustiness of up 80 kph. Chances of landfall activity remain slim but the storm is likely to enhance the Habagat. Intermittent moderate to occasional heavy monsoon rains will affect Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Zambales, Bataan, Pampanga, and Bulacan. Meanwhile, scattered light to moderate with, at times, heavy rains are expected in Metro Manila, Cagayan Valley, Cavite, Batangas, Laguna and the rest of Central Luzon until Friday. Residents are alerted against possible floods or landslides.
Today, Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Bataan, Zambales, Batanes and the Babuyan Group of Islands will continue to experience monsoon rains that can trigger flash floods or landslides. In the rest of Luzon including Metro Manila, occasional rains will prevail, but flooding and landslides may still transpire. Meanwhile, partly cloudy to cloudy skies will prevail in Visayas and Mindanao; isolated rain showers are still possible.
With the surge of Habagat, gale warning is hoisted in the eastern seaboards of Northern and Central Luzon, and the western seaboards of Central Luzon. These include Isabela, Aurora, Zambales, and Bataan. Fisherfolk and those with small seacraft are advised not to venture out, while larger vessels are advised to take precautionary measures against rough to very rough sea conditions.