Generally fair weather forecast for Philippines
But expect isolated rains and thunderstormsBy TJ Burgonio
Philippine Daily Inquirer
MANILA, Philippines — The country is forecast to have generally fair weather on Sunday but people are warned to expect possible scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms.
The main island of Luzon, including the capital, will experience partly cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers and thunderstorms, said weather observer Ben Oris of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration.
“We will have a fair weather in Luzon,’’ Oris said by phone.
Some parts of Visayas will be partly cloudy with isolated rainshowers and thunderstorms, while the rest will be mostly cloudy with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms. Mindanao, on the other hand, will be partly cloudy to at times cloudy, with isolated rainshowers and thunderstorms.
A shallow low pressure area spotted 180 kilometers east of Mindanao dissipated at noon Saturday. Another low pressure area was spotted east of Bicol, but it was still outside the Philippine area of responsibility, forecasters said.
An average of 20 cyclones cross the archipelago every year. So far, three cyclones have entered the Philippine area of responsibility this year, the last being Tropical Storm Carina, which entered the northwestern section Wednesday night but stayed only briefly. It induced monsoon rain over the western section of Northern Luzon.