Northeast monsoon prevailing over Luzon. Wind convergence affecting Visayas and Mindanao.
Southern Luzon will have mostly cloudy skies with rains. The rest of Luzon will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with light rains. Visayas and Mindanao will have cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms becoming widespread rains over Eastern Visayas and Northeastern Mindanao which may trigger flashfloods and landslides.
Moderate to strong winds blowing from the Northeast will prevail over Luzon and from the Northeast and East over Visayas and Eastern Mindanao and the coastal waters along these areas will be moderate to rough. Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate coming from the Northeast and East with slight to moderate seas.
Filipinos can expect a short and wet summer this year due to the heavy rains to be brought by the La Niña weather phenomenon, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said Monday.
PAGASA officer-in-charge Graciano Yumul Jr. said Monday the “dry” part of summer is likely to last between April and the first half of May only.
After the summer, he said the public may have to brace for cyclones that he said may be intense.
La Niña is a weather phenomenon characterized by heavy rains and lower temperatures.
PAGASA earlier said it expects 20 to 22 cyclones to hit the country this year.
Yumul appealed anew to the public to help protect PAGASA’s weather detection and monitoring equipment, following the recent theft of such items in Pangasinan.
He made the appeal even as he said PAGASA hopes to complete the installation of seven Doppler radars nationwide this year. (PIA/PAGASA)