Rainy Sunday in Luzon due to southwest monsoon

MANILA -- The southwest monsoon affecting the western part of Luzon bring rains over parts of the island, the state weather agency Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on Sunday.

The southwest monsoon is being enhanced by tropical storm 'Gaemi' (formerly 'Ester'), which was last eyed at 1,250 kikometers northeast of Basco, Batanes, outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR).

Monsoon rains will prevail over Pangasinan, Zambales and Bataan.

Metro Manila, the rest of Ilocos region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Batanes, Babuyan Group of Islands and central Luzon will have cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and isolated thunderstorms.

The rest of the country will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers.

Strong to gale winds will blow over northern and western sections of northern Luzon, and western part of central Luzon. Coastal waters along these areas will be rough to very rough.

Elsewhere, winds will be moderate to strong with moderate to rough seas, PAGASA said. (PNA)

Source: Philippine News Agency