By Ellalyn de Vera Ruiz
The absence of tropical cyclones will bring fair weather over the entire country within the next two to three days, according to the government weather bureau.
Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) weather specialist Shelly Ignacio said a weak southwest monsoon or habagat continues to affect the western section of Luzon.
This Tuesday, cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms will affect Oriental Mindoro, Occidental Mindoro and Palawan.
Meanwhile, Metro Manila and the rest of the country will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers due to localized thunderstorms.
Ignacio said PAGASA continues to monitor cloud clusters near the country but they may not develop into tropical cyclones.
She said the entire archipelago will experience “good” weather until the remainder of July.
This August, two to three cyclones usually enter or form inside the country’s area of responsibility, which either move west or northwest of Luzon, based on the PAGASA’s historical record.
Habagat remains at its peak where tropical cyclone activity is at its maximum, PAGASA said.
Generally near normal rainfall is likely in Luzon and Visayas, while rainfall will be below near normal in general portions of Mindanao next month.