Weather will gradually improve by late today or early tomorrow over most areas affected by the southwest monsoon or “hanging habagat” enhanced by typhoon “Butchoy” (international name: “Nepartak”), the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration said yesterday.
Butchoy, which is already outside the country’s area of responsibility since Friday afternoon, continues to enhance the southwest monsoon and may bring monsoon rains over Zambales, Bataan, Cavite, Batangas, Palawan, Occidental Mindoro, and Oriental Mindoro today.
Meanwhile, occasional rains will prevail over Metro Manila, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, Pangasinan, La Union, Aklan, Capiz, Antique, Iloilo, Guimaras, Negros Occidental, Marinduque, and Romblon.
PAGASA said cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and thunderstorms will prevail over the rest of Luzon while partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms will prevail over the rest of the country.
It said improved weather condition is expected over most parts of Visayas today.
The region will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms while Mindanao will be partly cloudy during morning then becoming cloudy in the afternoon with chances of isolated rain showers or thunderstorms.
Occasional rains will still be expected over Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union, Pangasinan, Bataan, Zambales, and Metro Manila and the rest of the country will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers and thunderstorms mostly in the afternoon or evening tomorrow.
By Tuesday, Northern Mindanao and Zamboanga Peninsula will have cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and thunderstorms while Metro Manila will experience occasional rains. The rest of the country will be partly cloudy in the morning becoming cloudy in the afternoon or evening with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms. (Ellalyn B. de Vera)