Southwest monsoon to trigger flashfloods, landslides in Luzon

Southwest monsoon to trigger flashfloods, landslides in Luzon
Residents walk on a road covered with debris after landslides brought on by torrential monsoon rains, killed two people in Kennon Road in Benguet province in northern Philippines. About 40,000 people across Luzon were affected by the monsoon rain and nearly 4,000 were in temporary shelters due to floods and landslides.
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The weather bureau on Tuesday warned of possible flashfloods and landslides in Pangasinan, La Union, Zambales and Bataan due to monsoon rains.

The southwest monsoon or habagat is prevailing in Luzon, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said.

Northern Luzon is still reeling from the damage wrought by Typhoon "Ineng" (international name: Goni), which left the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Sunday.

Occasional rains are expected over Metro Manila, Mimaropa and Calabarzon.

Cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and isolated thunderstorms, meanwhile, will be experienced over the rest of Luzon.

Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated thunderstorms will prevail over the rest of the country.

Moderate to strong winds blowing from the southwest will prevail over Luzon and Visayas and the coastal waters along these areas will be moderate to rough.

Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate coming from the south to southwest with slight to moderate seas.


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