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PAGASA: Southwest monsoon may bring flashfloods to Pangasinan

By Juzel L. Danganan

MANILA, June 12 (PNA) — The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) says that the southwest monsoon or "hanging habagat" may bring flashfloods to Pangasinan on Sunday.

In its 5:00 p.m. Weather Bulletin Sunday, which is a 24-hour forecast, PAGASA said "monsoon rains which may trigger flashfloods and landslides will be experienced over Pangasinan."

The southwest monsoon — better known as "hanging habagat" — brings rains to the country from April to October.

PAGASA also warned occasional rains will likely be experienced in Ilocos, La Union, Benguet, Zambales, Bataan, Mindoro and Palawan.

Other parts of the country, including Metro Manila, could have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated thunderstorms.

The archipelago will experience moderate to strong winds coming from the southwest, causing seas to be moderate to rough.

Meanwhile, PAGASA has issued a gale warning in the Western Seaboards of Northern, Central and Southern Luzon.

PAGASA noted the affected Western Seaboard of Northern and Central Luzon areas are the Western coast of Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union, Pangasinan, Zambales and Bataan.

For the Western Seaboard of Southern Luzon, on the other hand, the areas are Batanes, Calayan, Babuyan, Northern coast of Ilocos Norte, Cagayan, Isabela, Aurora, Quezon incl. Polillo Island, Camarines provinces, Catanduanes, Albay, Sorsogon, Metro Manila, Cavite, Batangas, Oriental Mindoro, Occidental Mindoro, Palawan, Marinduque, Romblon, Masbate and Burias Island.

PAGASA advises fishing boats and other small seacrafts not to sail into sea, while larger seas vessels are alerted against big waves. (PNA)

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