Scattered Rain Showers and Thunderstorms Expected in Parts of the Philippines

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MANILA, Philippines: The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) has issued a weather update for the next 24 hours. The shear line, where hot and cold air converge, is expected to bring scattered rain showers and thunderstorms over the Bicol Region and areas in Samar.

According to Pagasa weather specialist Grace Castañeda, there are no tropical cyclones or low pressure areas expected in the coming days. Overall, fair-weather conditions can be expected throughout the country, with isolated downpours possible, particularly in the afternoon or at night.

In Luzon, including Metro Manila, the northeast monsoon or “amihan” is affecting the region. This weather pattern may bring partly cloudy to overcast skies with isolated light rains.

Meanwhile, in Mindanao, the rest of Visayas, and Mimaropa (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, and Palawan), the easterlies – winds coming from the east, passing through the Pacific Ocean and carrying warm and humid weather – along with localized thunderstorms, are affecting the area. Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms are likely.

It is important to note that weather conditions can vary across different regions of the Philippines. The shear line, northeast monsoon, and easterlies can have varying impacts on local weather patterns. It is advisable for residents and visitors to stay updated with the latest weather advisories from Pagasa and local authorities.

For those in the Bicol Region and areas in Samar, it is recommended to be prepared for scattered rain showers and thunderstorms. It is advisable to carry an umbrella or raincoat and take necessary precautions to ensure personal safety during inclement weather.

In Metro Manila and Luzon, where partly cloudy to overcast skies are expected, it is still a good idea to have an umbrella handy, as isolated light rains may occur. Additionally, staying informed about any potential changes in the weather can help in planning outdoor activities.

For residents and visitors in Mindanao, the rest of Visayas, and Mimaropa, where the easterlies and localized thunderstorms may bring cloudy skies with rain showers or thunderstorms, it is advisable to stay updated with the latest weather forecasts and take appropriate measures to stay safe during adverse weather conditions.

Pagasa continues to monitor weather conditions and provide timely updates to ensure the safety and well-being of the public. It is always recommended to stay informed and heed any warnings or advisories issued by Pagasa and local authorities.

In conclusion, the Philippines can expect fair-weather conditions in most areas, with isolated downpours possible. However, specific regions may experience scattered rain showers and thunderstorms due to the shear line, northeast monsoon, and easterlies. Stay updated with the latest weather advisories and take necessary precautions to stay safe during inclement weather.

Source: The Manila Times

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