Warm morning with chances of rain on election day – PAGASA

By Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz

Warm and humid morning with chances of rain showers or thunderstorms in the afternoon or evening can be felt over most of the country on election day.

According to Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) weather specialist Ariel Rojas said the prevailing low pressure area (LPA) inside the country will likely dissipate after its landfall over Mindanao on Sunday afternoon.

It will be warm and humid in the morning but sometimes rainy in the afternoon or evening due to the possible occurrence of severe thunderstorms this Monday, he said.

Rojas warned of possible flash floods or landslides over low-lying and mountainous areas throughout the country, especially during severe thunderstorms.

Cloudy skies with scattered rains and thunderstorms will prevail over Caraga, Davao Region, Northern Mindanao, North Cotabato, Maguindanao, and Lanao del Sur.

Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, and Cagayan Valley will also experience cloudy skies with scattered rains and thunderstorms due to the frontal system, the boundary between cold and warm air masses.

Meanwhile, Metro Manila and the rest of the country will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers from localized thunderstorms.

Rojas said PAGASA is also monitoring another LPA around 3,020 east of Mindanao or still outside the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR), as of Sunday. It has a possibility of developing into a tropical cyclone but is less likely to enter the PAR.

PAGASA has not issued a gale warning and fisherfolk and seafarers are safe to sail.

Slight to moderate seas will prevail over the entire country.