Rainy June 13 for Luzon due to southwest monsoon
MANILA, Philippines – The southwest monsoon will continue to affect Luzon on Wednesday, June 13, which means more heavy rain for parts of the island.
In a bulletin issued 4 pm on Tuesday, June 12, state weather bureau PAGASA warned the regions of Metro Manila, Ilocos, and Cordillera, as well as the provinces of Cavite, Batangas, Bataan, and Zambales that they should brace for moderate to heavy rain. There could still be floods or landslides in these areas.
The rest of Luzon will also have light to moderate rain, which could trigger floods in low-lying areas. (READ: FAST FACTS: Tropical cyclones, rainfall advisories)
PAGASA added that a gale warning has been issued for Batanes, Calayan, Babuyan, Cagayan, Ilocos Sur, Ilocos Norte, Isabela, Aurora, La Union, Pangasinan, Zambales, Bataan, Oriental Mindoro, Occidental Mindoro, and Batangas, as well as the western seaboards of Palawan, Marinduque, and Romblon.
"Fishing boats and other small seacraft are advised not to venture out into the sea while larger sea vessels are alerted against big waves," said PAGASA.
The Visayas and Mindanao, which won't be affected by the southwest monsoon on Wednesday, will only experience isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms with "no significant impact."
PAGASA said in its monthly outlook that there could be up to two tropical cyclones in June, so it is possible that the Philippines would have another one this month.
The state weather bureau declared the start of the rainy season last Friday, June 8. – Rappler.com