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    'Habagat' PAGASA weather update August 6, 2021

    MANILA, Philippines – Southwest Monsoon or hanging habagat continues to affect the country, state weather bureau PAGASA announced in its 4:00 am update on Friday, August 6, 2021.

    SEE ALSO: 'Habagat' PAGASA weather update August 7, 2021

    Forecast Weather Conditions

    Moderate to at times heavy rains, due to Southwest Monsoon may bring flash floods or landslides in the following areas:
    • Ilocos Region
    • Zambales
    • Bataan
    • Benguet
    • Batanes
    • Babuyan Islands

    Metro Manila and the rest of the country may experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms. It may cause flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms.

    OTHER WEATHER SYSTEMS

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

    "Itong apat na bagyo ay patuloy na maiimpluwensyahan ang habagat o southwest monsoon," weather specialist Aldczar Aurelio said.

    Satellite image of Southwest Monsoon and other weather systems
    Satellite image of Southwest Monsoon and other weather systems. via DOST-PAGASA

    Tropical Storm (formerly Gorio)
    : spotted at 1,080 km 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 northwestward at 15 km/h.

    Tropical Storm Lupit: tracked at 580 km northwest of Itbayat, Batanes with maximum sustained winds of 75 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 90 km/h. It is moving slowly at north northeastward.

    Tropical Storm Nida: located at 3,045 km northeast of Extreme Northern Luzon with maximum sustained winds of 65 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 80 km/h. It is moving north northeastward at 20 km/h.

    Tropical Depression: located at 1,795 km 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 20 km/h.

    Public Weather Forecast Issued at 4:00 AM August 6, 2021

    Public Weather Forecast Issued at 4:00 AM August 6, 2021 DOST-PAGASA Weather Specialist: Aldczar D. Aurelio

    Posted by Dost_pagasa on Thursday, August 5, 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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