Expect rains in most parts of the country on Wednesday due as southwest monsoon continues to be dominant weather system affecting the country, according to Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).
In an interview, PAGASA weather forecaster Alvin Pura said southwest monsoon or “hanging habagat” — associated with the occurrence of intermittent to continuous rains — is the prevailing wind system during the rainy season.
For Wednesday forecast, PAGASA said the southwest monsoon or “hanging habagat” will induce monsoon rains over Mimaropa (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan) and the provinces of Zambales, Bataan, Cavite and Batangas.
It added Metro Manila, the rest of Luzon and Western Visayas will experience occasional rains while rest of the country will be partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.
PAGASA also said moderate to strong winds blowing from the southwest will prevail over Luzon and Visayas and coming from the south to southwest over Mindanao.
The coastal waters throughout the archipelago will be moderate to rough.
Pura noted they are not anticipating any weather disturbance to develop into tropical cyclone that will affect the country in the next two to three days.
He said PAGASA still expects one to two more storms to hit the country before the end of the month. PNA