Isolated rain showers, thunderstorms to persist over most parts of PH


The ridge or extension of a high pressure area and the easterlies will be the dominant weather systems that could bring isolated rain showers or thunderstorms over most parts of the country in the next 24 hours, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on Monday, June 20.

PAGASA said that partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or localized thunderstorms are expected over Metro Manila and the rest of the country.

The public is warned against flash floods or landslides that may occur during severe thunderstorms, which are often accompanied by sudden heavy rains, lightning, thunder, gusty winds, and sometimes hail.

Moreover, the entire archipelago may experience light to moderate winds and slight to moderate coastal waters.

No tropical cyclone is expected to form inside or near the country’s area of responsibility this week, but PAGASA said updates through weather advisories will be issued if there will be significant changes in the weather scenario.

Based on the forecast, as of Monday, PAGASA-Weather Division OIC Jun Galang said there is a possibility that a tropical cyclone may enter the country’s area of responsibility by the end of the month.