Localized thunderstorms seen nationwide

Published August 24, 2020, 5:44 PM

by Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz

Most parts of the country can expect clear skies in the next few days, apart from some isolated afternoon or evening rain showers due to localized thunderstorms.


According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), the southwest monsoon or “habagat” may still slightly affect Batanes and Babuyan Islands, bringing scattered rain showers and thunderstorms within 24 hours.

Metro Manila and the rest of the country may have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with chances of patches of rain showers or thunderstorms that occur mostly in the afternoon or evening.

A gale warning remains in effect on Monday due to strong winds associated with the southwest monsoon enhanced by typhoon “Igme” (international name: “Bavi”) that is outside the Philippine area of responsibility.

Rough seas may prevail over the northern seaboard of Batanes and Babuyan Islands, thus small boats are prevented from setting sail over these waters.

Meanwhile, fishing boats and other small boats are safe to sail over the rest of the country’s coastal waters due to slight to moderate sea conditions.

Based on the PAGASA’s extended weather outlook for key cities, almost the entire country can expect clear skies with only some late afternoon rain showers or thunderstorms until Wednesday.

Davao City may have cloudy skies with scattered rain showers or thunderstorms by Thursday until Friday but the rest of the country will continue to experience “fair” weather condition during the same period.