Philippine Weather Forecast: “Bagyo-free” within 3 days

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There are reasons to begin this week with a smile. As the ridge of the high pressure area continues to extend over Luzon, generally fair weather will prevail over the country. Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with chances of isolated thunderstorms will be experienced. Another piece of good news, PAGASA Weather Forecaster Meno Mendoza said no weather disturbance or tropical cyclone is expected to enter the Philippine Area Responsibility (PAR) within the next 3 days.

Meanwhile, thunderstorms occur more often as we approach the onset of the rainy season. Thunderstorms may bring moderate to heavy rains, gusty winds, thunder and lightning that normally persists within 1 to 2 hours. The public is advised to bring umbrellas and to keep monitoring weather updates.

According to PAGASA, the onset of the rainy season usually occurs during the middle part of June, and that rains will primarily affect the western section of the country as the southwest monsoon or “habagat” starts to be the dominant wind system. Mendoza added that there are 16 to 20 rainy days expected this month.

Aside from the habagat, the intertropical convergent zone (ITCZ) is also one of the weather systems to prevail this month. ITCZ, where winds from the northern and southern hemisphere meet, can cause thunderstorms in the affected areas. This is also dubbed as the “breeding ground” of low pressure area, which may develop into a tropical cyclone. However, Mendoza said the ITCZ is still over the equator and its axis has not yet reached our boundary.

Though some parts of the country are starting to experience rains, the heat can still be felt in some areas.

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Amor Larrosa

Amor Larrosa

Weather Reporter at Panahon TV

Amor is a Mass Communication graduate of the Far Eastern University. During her college years, she enjoyed performing onstage for FEU Theater Guild, her school's official theater organization. As a Panahon TV reporter, she wants to inspire others by sharing her knowledge about climate action and disaster preparedness. Recently, she has started producing her own segments, most of which tackled said issues. In 2015, Amor attended the World Meteorological Organization’s training for Broadcasting in Vietnam, wherein she learned about the most effective ways of delivering climate and weather information to the public. Apart from reporting on the television and radio, she also hosts parties, weddings, birthdays and sports-related events.