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Pagasa: Cloudy Thursday with isolated rain showers

/ 08:25 AM May 19, 2022

MANILA, Philippines — The frontal system continues to bring intermittent rain and cloudy skies to Batanes, Babuyan Islands, and Ilocos Norte, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) reported on Thursday.

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“Dahil sa frontal system, makakaranas ng maulap na kalangitan na may kalat-kalat na pag-ulan at thunderstorms sa Batanes, Babuyan Islands, at Ilocos Norte,” Pagasa weather specialist Aldczar Aurelio said.

(Because of the frontal system, cloudy skies with scattered rains and thunderstorms will be experienced in Batanes, Babuyan Islands, and Ilocos Norte.) 

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After declaring the start of the rainy season on Wednesday, the state weather bureau also warned that light to moderate to at times heavy rain showers will become more frequent in Luzon and Metro Manila, especially in the afternoon and evening.

“Sa nalalabing bahagi ng Luzon, kasama na ang Metro Manila, inaasahan pa rin natin ang bahagyang maulap lalong lalo na sa bandang umaga pero ‘pag dating sa hapon o gabi, inaasahan po natin ang maulap na kalangitan o makulimlim dahil sa mataas ang tsansa na magkaroon ng thunderstorms,” Aurelio added. 

(The rest of Luzon, including Metro Manila will have partly cloudy skies, especially in the morning. From afternoon to evening, cloudy skies with high chances of thunderstorms are expected.) 

Fair weather with isolated rains due to localized thunderstorms is expected in Visayas and Mindanao, Pagasa also reported. 

 Despite the widespread rain in the country, the bureau has not monitored any low pressure area or storm from inside and outside the Philippine area of responsibility.

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