Pagasa: Southwest monsoon weakens, but expect rainy weekend

/ 02:53 PM May 27, 2016

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The southwest monsoon over the western section of Luzon has eased for the meantime but rains are still expected over the weekend, the state weather bureau said Friday.

“The effect of southwest monsoon has weakened but still expected to bring occasional light to moderate rains with isolated thunderstorms over the province of Palawan,” the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said in an advisory.


The southwest monsoon is the prevailing weather system during the rainy season.

READ: Low pressure area outside PH; southwest monsoon to bring rains


Meanwhile, the low pressure area (LPA) outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) was estimated at 970 kilometers west of Itbayat, Batanes.

The LPA is not expected to enter PAR and has no direct effect on any part of the country.

In Metro Manila and most parts of the country, partly cloudy to at times cloudy skies with rainshowers/ thunderstorms are forecast for Saturday and Sunday, Pagasa said in its extended weather outlook. RAM/rga

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