MANILA, Philippines — The southwest monsoon remains the dominant weather system affecting the country today.
As of 5:00 AM on Tuesday (July 27), the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said monsoon rains will continuously affect the areas of Ilocos Region, Zambales, and Bataan where possible flash floods or landslides are expected due to scattered to widespread moderate to at times heavy rains.
Meanwhile, Metro Manila, Batanes, Babuyan Islands, Abra, Benguet, and Occidental Mindoro will experience cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms which could bring moderate to at times heavy rains and lead to possible flash floods or landslides throughout the day.
The rest of the country will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms with a possibility of severe thunderstorms and could also cause flash floods or landslides.
As of 3:00 AM, two active tropical cyclones are present outside the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) though they have no direct impact into the country.
Tropical storm In-fa, formerly Typhoon Fabian, was located at 1,175 km north of extreme Northern Luzon while Tropical storm Nepartak was spotted at 2,550 km northeast of extreme Northern Luzon.
Both have maximum sustained winds of 75 km/h and gustiness of up to 125 km/h and 90 km/h, respectively.
Tropical storm In-fa is moving west northwestward at 10 km/h while tropical storm Nepartak is moving west southwestward at 25 km/h.