TWO weather systems are expected to dump rains in the country this week, signaling a rest from scorching summer heat, but the rainy season is far from starting yet.
According to reports quoting Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) senior weather forecaster Robert Sawi, the weather bureau has spotted a frontal system that is expected to dump rains over the western section of Northern Luzon on Wednesday or Thursday, while an inter-tropical convergence will bring rains over Mindanao.
But Pagasa administrator Prisco Nilo also said no extreme weather disturbance is expected to enter the Philippine area of responsibility this week.
Warm weather will also prevail until the end of the month or until a tropical cyclone signals the start of the rainy season next month.
Nilo earlier said chances that a La Niña phenomenon may occur this year rose 35 percent.
La Niña is a weather phenomenon that brings excessive rainfall, reports said. (PIA-Bohol)