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Pagasa sees cloudy skies, rain showers in MM, other Luzon areas

/ 05:53 PM May 18, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – A large part of Luzon including Metro Manila would experience cloudy skies with occasional thunderstorms and rain showers especially in the afternoon and night time, the state weather bureau said on Monday.

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According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) forecast, this is because of the formation of thunderstorms that will be more frequent this time of the year and not due to Ambo, which is now a low-pressure area (LPA).

The LPA was last seen 805 kilometers northeast of Basco, Batanes, and may leave the Philippine area of responsibility in a few hours.  As of now, no other weather disturbance is seen near the Philippine area of responsibility.

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“Wala na rin ho itong direktang epekto sa anumang bahagi ng ating kalupaan, meron na lamang ho tayong ineexpect o mga nakikita na thunderstorm o isolated na pagkidlat, pagkulog, sa iba’t-ibang bahagi ng ating bansa,” weather specialist Loriedin De La Cruz said.

(This [Ambo] no longer has a direct effect on any part of the country’s landmass, but we are expecting or seeing isolated thunderstorms in various parts of the country.)

“Panandalian lamang po ito, approximately five to 30 minutes ang maaaring itagal ng mga biglaang pagbuhos ng ulan […] at this particular time of the year, mas frequent na ang pagkakabuo ng mga thunderstorms sa hapon at gabi,” she added.

(The thunderstorms would not take long, as rain showers may only last for approximately five to 30 minutes.  At this particular time of the year, formations of thunderstorms in the afternoon and night time will be more frequent.)

The same scenario can be expected in Visayas and Mindanao, despite estimated temperature highs of 34 degrees Celsius in Cebu, 32 degrees in Tacloban, Iloilo, and Davao City.

Meanwhile, temperatures in Metro Manila may range from 27 to 34 degrees Celsius, and 26 to 36 degrees in Tuguegarao, Cagayan.

No gale warning has been raised, meaning fisherfolk, even those using small boats that were barred when Ambo was still raging, are now allowed to set sail.  Sea condition in the tip of northern Luzon will be moderate to rough, while the rest of the country would sea moderate seas.

JPV

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