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NDRRMC Update: SitRep No. 17 re Preparedness Measures and Effects of Southwest Monsoon (Habagat)

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I. Situation Overview

Since 08 August 2016, Southwest Monsoon is affecting Luzon and Western Visayas.

On 09-10 August 2016, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) located at Aparri, Cagayan enhanced the Southwest Monsoon which brought moderate to heavy rains over Metro Manila, !locos Region, CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, and the Provinces of Benguet, Zambales, and Bataan.

The LPA at Itbayat, Batanes exited the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on 11 August 2016 but continued to enhance the Southwest Monsoon.

On 12-14 August 2016, the Southwest Monsoon continued to bring light to heavy rains with isolated thunderstorms over Luzon and Western Visayas.

The presence of a Low Pressure Area located at East of Baler, Aurora enhanced the Southwest Monsoon on 15-16 August 2016 which brought monsoon rains over Luzon.

On 17 August 2016. the Southwest Monsoon affected the western section of Northern and Central Luzon which brought light to moderate rains and thunderstorms is expected over the regions of Cordillera, Cagayan Valley and the provinces of Zambales and Bataan as the LPA exited the PAR.

At 11:00 AM, 18 August 2016, the effect of the Southwest Monsoon has weakened.

Light to moderate rains and thunderstorms was experienced over Luzon, Visayas, and in the Regions of Northern Mindanao, and CARAGA while isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms was experienced over Metro Manila and the rest of the country on 19-20 August 2016.

On 21 August 2016, 11:00 AM, a Low Pressure Area (LPA) located at East Northeast of Catanduanes enhanced the Southwest Monsoon which will continue to affect Southern Luzon and Visayas and will bring moderate to heavy rains over regions of MIMAROPA, Bicol, Western Visayas and Negros Island today until Tuesday.