PAGASA: ‘signs’ of dry season’s coming to an end

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PAGASA foresees rains that brought floods to parts of Metro Manila late Wednesday were an indication of the dry season’s looming end as the 2 LPAs have fizzled out.

PAGASA weather forecaster Robert Sawi noted Wednesday’s rains were caused by a frontal system or boundary between air masses with different temperatures, which enhanced 2 low pressure areas over Philippine waters.

“This is a sign that the rainy season is coming. We expect that almost every day, there will be rains in the afternoon or evening,” Sawi said.

“A third LPA is expected to enter the Philippine area of responsibility on Thursday,” said PAGASA meteorologist Ariel Rojas

“Spotted 990 kilometers east of Mindanao at 3 a.m., the weather disturbance was unlikely to intensify into a storm,” Rojas added.

Sawi surmised that rains will continue to dampen the Cordilleras until Monday’s midterm elections, while the weather in Metro Manila and other areas will start improving by then.

Last Thursday, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Bicol and the provinces of Isabela and Cagayan will experience scattered rains and thunderstorms, the weather specialist warned.

Metro Manila and the rest of the country, on the other hand, will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rains, he said.

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