Sunny to partly cloudy weather greets students Monday-PAGASA

MANILA, (PNA) — Students who trooped back to school Monday would expect sunny to partly cloudy skies with possible afternoon or evening rains, according to Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

In an interview, PAGASA weather forecaster Gener Quitlong said the High Pressure Area(HPA) extending over Northern Luzon would bring high temperatures and good weather conditions to the country in the coming days.

HPA is the opposite of the low-pressure area – a weather system consisting of warm air circulating over the Pacific Ocean.

He added that the public would continue to experience sunny to partly cloudy skies with possible afternoon or evening rains because of the localized thunderstorms.

Despite a good weather, he advised the parents to bring umbrella for the occurrence of isolated rains would still prevail due to localized thunderstorms expected mostly in the afternoon or evening.

He explained that the convective activity brought about by intense heat triggers the formation of more cumulonimbus clouds or dark clouds associated with thunderstorms that brings rains.

Quitlong said they are not anticipating any cyclone to affect the country until Wednesday.

He said most parts of the country would continue to enjoy relatively good weather for the next three days.

For the month of June, he said the state weather bureau is expecting two to three storms to hit the country.

Every year, an average of about 18 to 20 storms affect the Philippines, according to the PAGASA.

For Monday forecast, PAGASA said the whole country will be partly cloudy to at times cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.

It added that light to moderate winds coming from the southeast to south would prevail over Luzon and from the east to southeast over Visayas and Mindanao.

The coastal waters throughout the archipelago would be slight to moderate.