Habagat or Hanging Habagat is called in English term as ‘southwest monsoon’. Contrary to its countrepart, Hanging Amihan which brings gentle breeze of warm air, hanging habagat brings heavy rains.
It is usually came from the south-western part of the country that is normally caused by any weather disturbance from the eastern part of the country.
Habagat can bring on heavy rains and could also have as much destructive power like a full-fledged typhoon, but it wasn’t given any names because tropical storm are only labeled if they create whirlwind on them producing an eye and tail.
Habagat is just a big pile of waters that can cover as much as the whole Luzon. On the year 2012 and 2013 (so far), Habagat caused the most destruction than any typhoon that entered the country for the entire year.
Habagat usually exists from the month of July to September.