At 3:00 AM today, the center of Tropical Storm “Karding” (international name Yagi) was estimated at 990 kilometers (km) east-northeast of Basco, Batanes. It has maximum sustained winds of 75 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 90 kph, moving northwest at 25k kph. Meanwhile, a Tropical Depression was detected at 1,040 km west of Extreme Northern Luzon. These weather disturbances continue to enhance the Southwest Monsoon (Habagat).
The enhanced Habagat brings monsoon rains in Metro Manila, Batanes, Babuyan Group of Islands, Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Central Luzon, CALABARZON, and MIMAROPA where flooding or landslides are possible. Cloudy skies with scattered rains and thunderstorms prevail in Bicol Region, Western and Eastern Visayas and the rest of Cagayan Valley Region. Meanwhile, Mindanao and the rest of Visayas will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rains or thunderstorms.
With the surge of Habagat, gale warning is hoisted in the northern and western seaboards of Luzon. Fisherfolk and those with small seacraft are advised not to venture out, while larger vessels are advised to take precautionary measures in these provinces:
Western coast of Batangas
According to PAGASA Weather Forecaster Shelly Ignacio, rains in Luzon will persist in two to three days, and will gradually decrease by mid-next week. Visayas and Mindanao will enjoy improved weather conditions tomorrow.