MANILA, Philippines (PNA) –The southwest monsoon enhanced by tropical storm “Haikui” will continue to bring heavy rain to Metro Manila and 12 other areas in Luzon, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said Tuesday.
Weather Forecaster Samuel Duran said as of 11 a.m. Tuesday, tropical storm “Haikui” was located 300 km northeast of Taiwan but is still enhancing the southwest monsoon but will not enter PAR.
“Haikui is forecast to move towards China mabagal ang movement nito pero ito yung nagpapa intensify sa habagat (southwest monsoon) na nagdudulot ng malakas na pag-ulan sa Luzon including Metro Manila,” Duran said in a interview.
Duran added that weather condition will improve by Thursday or Friday.
“Expect na gradual weather improvement by Thursday or Friday or onwards to the weekend kung walang mabuo ng LPA na malapit sa Luzon,” he said that there is no LPA near the Philippine territory as of now.
He added that Metro Manila remains under red warning Tuesday afternoon and expect moderate to heavy rainfall (3-15mm/hr) with occasional heavy to intense rainfall(16-30mm/hr) within two hours.
Residents in high risk areas are advised to take precautionary measures and watch out for the next warning.
PAGASA also said the provinces of Ilocos, La Union, Pangasinan, Tarlac, Zambales, Bataan, Pampanga, Bulacan, Rizal, Cavite, Laguna, and Batangas will experience moderate to intense rainfall.
Meanwhile, the weather agency said strong to gale-force winds brought about by the southwest monsoon may affect the seaboards of Luzon.
“Fishing boats and other small seacrafts are advised not to venture out into the sea while larger sea vessels are alerted against big waves,” it said.
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