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    'Habagat' PAGASA weather update August 5, 2021

    MANILA, Philippines – Southwest Monsoon or hanging habagat is still affecting the country, state weather bureau PAGASA announced in its 4:00 am update on Thursday, August 5, 2021.

    SEE ALSO: 'Habagat' PAGASA weather update August 6, 2021

    Forecast Weather Conditions

    Satellite image of Southwest Monsoon
    Satellite image of Southwest Monsoon and other weather systems as of 5:10 am, August 5, 2021. via DOST-PAGASA

    The scattered to widespread moderate to at times heavy rains in the following areas due to Habagat (Monsoon rains) may cause flooding or rain-induced landslides:
    • Ilocos Norte
    • Ilocos Sur
    • Apayao
    • Abra
    • Batanes
    • Babuyan Islands

    Moderate to at times heavy rains, also due to Southwest Monsoon may also bring flash floods or landslides in the following areas:
    • Metro Manila
    • Rest of Ilocos Region
    • Rest of Cordillera Administrative Region
    • Rest of Cagayan
    • Zambales
    • Bataan
    • Tarlac
    • Pampanga
    • Bulacan
    • Cavite
    • Batangas
    • Occidental Mindoro

    The rest of the country may experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.

    OTHER WEATHER SYSTEMS

    PAGASA monitors four (4) weather systems outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR).


    Tropical Depression (formerly Gorio)
    : spotted at 760 km northeast of Itbayat, Batanes with maximum sustained winds of 55 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 70 km/h. It is moving north northwestward at 15 km/h.

    Tropical Storm Lupit: tracked at 550 km west northwest of Itbayat, Batanes with maximum sustained winds of 85 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 105 km/h. It is moving north northeastward at 20 km/h.

    Tropical Storm: located at 2785 km east northeast of Extreme Northern Luzon with maximum sustained winds of 75 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 90 km/h. It is moving north northeastward at 30 km/h.

    Tropical Depression: located at 2095 km east northeast of Extreme Northern Luzon with maximum sustained winds of 45 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 55 km/h. It is moving west northwestward at 15 km/h.

    Public Weather Forecast Issued at 4:00 AM August 5, 2021

    Public Weather Forecast Issued at 4:00 AM August 5, 2021 DOST-PAGASA Weather Specialist: Benison Estareja

    Posted by Dost_pagasa on Wednesday, August 4, 2021

    Forecast Wind and Coastal Water Conditions

    Area: Luzon and Visayas
    Wind Speed: Moderate to Strong
    Wind Direction: Southwest
    Coastal Waters: Moderate to Strong / (1.2 to 4.0 meters)

    Area: Mindanao
    Wind Speed: Light to Moderate
    Wind Direction: Southwest
    Coastal Waters: Slight to Moderate / (0.6 to 2.1 meters)

    On average, there are 20 tropical cyclones that could form or enter the PAR each year. Only half of those are projected to make landfall.

    PAGASA predicts that 2–3 tropical cyclones may enter the PAR this month.

    The weather agency declared the onset of the rainy season on Friday, June 5.

    — The Summit Express

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