Pagasa sees fair weather for most of the week

/ 05:33 AM July 08, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — The low-pressure area off Palawan has dissipated and the ridge of a high-pressure area will bring generally fair weather for most of the week, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said on Sunday.

With the absence of rain, the water level in Angat Dam, Metro Manila’s main source of water, has dipped to 161.22 meters at 6 a.m. of Sunday, from 161.45 meters on Saturday morning.


The dam’s water level had earlier dipped below the critical level of 160 meters, but rainfall brought by Tropical Depression “Egay” and the southwest monsoon, or “habagat,” helped the dam’s water to top the critical level.

However, the water level is still far from its minimum operating level of 180 meters, and Manila Water said rotational water service interruptions for its customers will continue.


“Customers may continue to experience low water pressure to no water because of emergency adjustments being undertaken due to low reservoir levels,” Manila Water said in a Facebook post.

No weather disturbances were forecast to affect the country in the next 4 days, Pagasa said in a weekly weather outlook posted on its website.

But a moderate surge of the southwest monsoon will bring cloudy skies and scattered rainshowers and thunderstorm over Zambales and the western section of northern Luzon.

The rest of the country will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.

By Thursday and Friday, Pagasa expects the southwest monsoon to weaken temporarily with the ridge of a high-pressure area becoming the dominant weather system.

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