Light-moderate rain in parts of Luzon on June 18
MANILA, Philippines – The southwest monsoon will continue to affect the western part of Luzon on Monday, June 18, though not as intense as in the past week since there is no longer a tropical cyclone enhancing it.
In a bulletin issued 4 pm on Sunday, June 17, PAGASA said light to moderate rain is expected in Metro Manila, the Ilocos Region, the Cordillera Administrative Region, Zambales, and Bataan on Monday. Floods are possible in low-lying areas.
The rest of the country, not affected by the southwest monsoon, will only have isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms with "no significant impact." (READ: FAST FACTS: Tropical cyclones, rainfall advisories)
PAGASA added that there is a gale warning for Batanes, the Babuyan Group of Islands, the northern coast of Cagayan, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union, and Pangasinan. This means rough to very rough sea conditions, with wave heights reaching 2.8 meters to 4.5 meters.
"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.
PAGASA had declared the start of the rainy season last June 8. – Rappler.com