Pagasa: Flash floods possible over western part of southern Luzon, Visayas

by Sep 26, 2023Featured Article, News

MANILA, Philippines — The southwest monsoon, locally known as habagat, will continue to bring rains over the western section of southern Luzon and Visayas in the next 24 hours, the state weather bureau said.

Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) weather specialist Grace Castañeda cautioned the residents in these areas to stay safe from possible flash floods or landslides.

“Patuloy na umiiral ang habagat dito sa may western section ng southern Luzon at Visayas kung saan ito ay magdudulot pa rin ng mga mataas na tiyansa ng pag-ulan lalo na sa western section ng Visayas at ng southern Luzon,” she said on Tuesday.

(The southwest monsoon continues to prevail here in the western section of southern Luzon and Visayas, where it will still cause high chances of rain, especially in the western section of Visayas and southern Luzon.)

“Mag-ingat pa rin po ang ating mga kababayan sa posibilidad ng pagbaha at pagguho ng lupa,” Castañeda added.

(Our countrymen should still be careful about the possibility of flooding and landslides.)

Pagasa said that cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms will be experienced in Mimaropa (Mindoro Oriental and Occidental, Marinduque, Romblon, and Palawan) and western Visayas brought by habagat.

Meanwhile, partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms will prevail over Metro Manila and the rest of the country.

Castañeda noted that the low pressure area in the eastern section of Luzon is unlikely to develop into a cyclone.

However, it may still enter the country’s boundary and its trough or extension may bring rains over the western section of Luzon within the next few days, Castañeda furthered.