The country is now storm-free, but the enhanced Southwest Monsoon (Habagat) is still likely to bring rains this week.
As of 3:00 a.m., Tropical Storm Karding (with international name Yagi) was at 625 kilometers north-northeast of Extreme Northern Luzon, outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility. With maximum winds of 75 kilometers per hour (kph) and gustiness of 90 kph, it’s moving northwest at 25 kph. Meanwhile, another Tropical Cyclone was spotted east of the country. Tropical Storm Leepi was spotted at 2,230 kilometers east of Extreme Northern Luzon, outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility. It has maximum winds of 80 kilometers per hour (kph), gustiness of 95 kph, moving northward at 15 kph. These Tropical Cyclones have no direct effect on the country, but the former continues to enhance the Habagat.
Today, Metro Manila, Batanes, Babuyan Group of Islands, Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Central Luzon, CALABARZON, and MIMAROPA will experience monsoon rains, making flooding or landslides possible. In Western Visayas and the rest of Luzon, cloudy skies with scattered rains and thunderstorms will be experienced. Mindanao and the rest of Visayas will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers.
According to PAGASA Weather Forecaster Meno Mendoza, lesser rains are expected in Metro Manila starting Wednesday. Monsoon rains are expected in the western sections of Central Luzon, while generally fair weather is expected to continue in Visayas and Mindanao.