Habagat to dampen Luzon, Western Visayas


Posted at Jun 11 2018 07:54 AM | Updated as of Jun 11 2018 11:25 AM

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MANILA - (2nd UPDATE) Occasional heavy rains will persist in Luzon and Western Visayas on Monday due to the southwest monsoon or habagat that is enhanced by an exiting typhoon, the state weather bureau said.

Typhoon Domeng, which grazed the country's northeastern coast over the weekend, was spotted 1,295 northeast of Basco, Batanes, packing maximum sustained winds of 120 kilometers per hour and 145 kph gusts, said PAGASA meteorologist Shelly Ignacio.

Heavy rains may trigger floods in Metro Manila and the provinces of Bulacan, Pampanga, Zambales and Bataan, PAGASA said in an 11 a.m. advisory.

Light to moderate rains are expected over Cavite, Batangas, Rizal, Laguna, northern Quezon, Tarlac and Nueva Ecija, the weather agency said.

The rainy weather will persist in large swaths of the country until Tuesday or Wednesday, said Ignacio.

Downpours on Monday have forced the cancellation of classes in some areas.

Visit the ABS-CBN Weather Center for the latest weather updates.