Tropical Storm Isang exits PH; habagat to bring rain in Western Luzon, Visayas

MANILA, Philippines — Severe Tropical Storm Isang weakened into a tropical storm as it exited the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), however, the southwest monsoon or habagat is expected to bring rain in parts of Western Luzon, the Visayas, and Mindanao in the next 24 hours, the state weather bureau said.


Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) senior weather specialist Chris Perez said Isang was last spotted 605 east of Itbayat, Batanes outside PAR, with maximum sustained winds at 85 kilometers per hour (kph) and gusts at 105 kph.

Isang is currently moving northeast at 15 km per hour.


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Meanwhile, the habagat, will bring rain over parts of Western Luzon, Visayas, and even Mindanao, but the rest of the country, including Metro Manila, will continue to experience hot and humid weather with a chance of scattered rain caused by thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening, said Perez.

“Asahan ang maulap na kalangitan, kalat kalat na pagulan, at ilang pulo pulong pagulan at pagkulob dito sa Occidental Mindoro, Palawan, Western Visayas at maging sa Zamboanga Peninsula,” said Perez.

(Expect cloudy skies, and scattered rain, over in Occidental Mindoro, Palawan, Western Visayas and even in the Zamboanga Peninsula.)

“Sa natitirang bahagi naman ng ating bansa mainit medyo maalinsangan, pero kung umulan man na may kasamang pagkidlat at pagkulob ay dulot lamang ng mga localized thunderstorms,” he added.

(While the rest of our country will experience hot and slightly humid weather, with rain and lightning caused by localized thunderstorms.)

Pagasa forecast temperature range in key cities/areas for the next 24 hours:

Metro Manila: 24 to 33 degrees Celsius


Baguio City: 16 to 24 degrees Celsius

Laoag City:  24 to 32 degrees Celsius

Tuguegarao: 24 to 35 degrees Celsius

Legazpi City: 25 to 32 degrees Celsius

Puerto Princesa City: 24 to 32 degrees Celsius

Tagaytay: 22 to 31 degrees Celsius

Kalayaan Islands: 25 to 32 degrees Celsius

Iloilo City: 26 to 32 degrees Celsius

Cebu: 25 to 32 degrees Celsius

Tacloban City: 25 to 32 degrees Celsius

Cagayan De Oro City: 23 to 32 degrees Celsius

Zamboanga City: 24 to 33 degrees Celsius

Davao City: 24 to 33 degrees Celsius

No gale warning is currently raised in the country’s coasts, but sailors and fishermen are reminded to stay wary in the western seaboards of Southern Luzon and Visayas due to the habagat.

“Dahil nga sa habagat, inaasahan natin na ‘yung panahon hindi magiging favorable, maulap din, may mga pagulan, at ilang pulu-pulong pagkidlat at pagkulob,” said Perez.

(Because of the southwest monsoon, expect that the weather will also be cloudy, with rains, and a few lightning and thunder.)


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