PAGASA weather update August 8, 2021: Habagat, 2 active cyclones outside PAR

MANILA, Philippines – Southwest Monsoon or hanging habagat still affecting the country, state weather bureau PAGASA announced in its 4:00 am update on Sunday, August 8, 2021.

Forecast Weather Conditions

PAGASA weather update August 8, 2021
Satellite image of Southwest Monsoon and other weather systems as of 7:10 am, August 8, 2021. via DOST-PAGASA

Moderate to at times heavy rains, due to Southwest Monsoon may bring flash floods or landslides in the following areas:
  • Ilocos Region
  • 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 continous to monitor two (2) weather systems outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR).

PAGASA weather update August 8, 2021

Tropical Storm Mirinae (formerly Gorio): spotted at 2,240 km northeast of Extreme Northern Luzon with maximum sustained winds of 85 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 105 km/h. It is moving north northwestward at 30 km/h.

Tropical Storm Lupit (formerly Huaning): tracked at 895 km north 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 northeastward at 30 km/h.

Public Weather Forecast Issued at 4:00 AM August 8, 2021

Public Weather Forecast Issued at 4:00 AM August 8, 2021 DOST-PAGASA Weather Specialist: Ezra Bulquerin

Posted by Dost_pagasa on Saturday, August 7, 2021

Forecast Wind and Coastal Water Condition

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

Area: Visayas
Wind Speed: Moderate to Strong
Wind Direction: Southwest
Coastal Waters: Moderate to Strong / (1.2 to 2.8 meters)

Area: Mindanao
Wind Speed: Light to Moderate
Wind Direction: South to 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.

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