MANILA, Philippines — The weak southwest monsoon, locally known as “habagat,” is continuously moving away from the country, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) reported Saturday.
Its meteorological specialist, Aldczar Aurelio, said this southwest monsoon only persists in the western parts of Southern Luzon and Visayas.
“Yung mahinang habagat est tuluyan pong kumikilos palayo sa ating kalupaan. Now I need to have beaches in Southern Luzon and beaches in Visayas,” he explained.
(The weak southwest monsoon is continuously moving away from us. Today, it is affecting the western sections of South Luzon and the Visayas.)
Aurelio also said that no typhoons or low pressure areas are currently in the Philippine area of responsibility.
“Kasalukuyan, wala po tayong binabantayang bagyo o low pressure area bordering the Philippine area of responsibility,” he added.
(Currently, no typhoons or low pressure areas are observed in the Philippine area of responsibility.)
The weather bureau said Palawan would experience cloudy skies with chances of scattered rain showers and thunderstorms due to the weak southwest monsoon.
The rest of the country, on the other hand, will expect partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers and thunderstorms.
Pagasa also assured that boats can navigate safely as no gale warnings are issued in the country.
The southwest monsoon will no longer affect the Philippines starting Sunday, the weather bureau added. With this, generally fair weather – with still chances of isolated rain – will likely prevail over the next three days.
“In the country habagat is an epekto de pong for eating bansa bukas, and it is in the country for a magic maganda and maaliwalas the panahon regarding tatlong araw hindi lamang said in Metro Manila, ganoon din po sa iba’t ibang bahagi ng bansa. But maybe there is a storm that can be a big problem for you,” Aurelio concluded.
(We assume that the southwest monsoon will no longer affect the country tomorrow, so good weather is expected not only here in Metro Manila, but also in the rest of the country. However, there will still be risks of storms which will bring rain. .)