Cloudy skies, rain likely till Wednesday afternoon: PAGASA

MANILA -- Monsoon rains, which may trigger flash floods and landslides, are expected over the Ilocos region and Zambales, Bataan, Cavite, Batangas, Mindoro and Palawan provinces, the state weather bureau PAGASA said in its 24-hour forecast released Tuesday afternoon.

Cloudy skies with light to moderate rains, and possible occasionally heavy rains, gusty winds and lightning due to thunderstorms, will be experienced over Metro Manila, and the rest of Luzon and Western Visayas, PAGASA noted.

Partly cloudy to cloudy skies -- except for isolated light to occasionally heavy rains, gusty winds and lightning -- will prevail over the rest of the country.

The southwest monsoon or 'habagat' is affecting Luzon and Western Visayas, PAGASA noted.

"Moderate to strong winds blowing from the southwest will prevail over Luzon and Western Visayas and coming from the south over the rest of the country," the bureau said, adding that coastal waters nationwide will be moderate to rough.

Source: Philippine News Agency