Pagasa: Fair weather for most of the country-A A +A
Sunday, September 1, 2013
In its 5:00 a.m. advisory, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said Metro Manila and the rest of the country will only have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers and thunderstorms.
The satellite image accompanying the advisory shows no weather system like a low-pressure area threatening to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility.
The Southwest Monsoon is expected to weaken by September and the rain that the country will experience is less frequent than July and August. But Pagasa officials noted that there may be three to four more cyclones to make landfall in the Philippines during this month.
From July, the country has been visited by six cyclones, namely; Tropical Storms Isang and Jolina, Tropical Depression Kiko, Tropical Storms Maring and Nando.
Meanwhile, as the Southwest Monsoon continues to affect the extreme northern part of Luzon, the islands of Batanes, Babuyan and Calayan shall expect cloudy skies with light to moderate rain showers and thunderstorms.
"Moderate to strong winds blowing from the southwest will prevail over Northern Luzon and its coastal waters will be moderate to rough. Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate coming from the east to southeast with slight to moderate seas," Pagasa also said. (SFP/Sunnex)