Tropical cyclones that may enter the Philippine area of responsibility from this month to November this year may reach up to fourteen; two of which might come in June.
It is expected that the opening of classes on Monday is likely to be rainy, hence the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) is continuously reminding students not to forget their umbrellas and other necessary rain gear.
“PAGASA forecasts that the opening of classes on June 5 might have rain showers and thunderstorms especially in the afternoon,” PAGASA-CLIMPS OIC Ana Solis said.
Classes are automatically suspended or canceled in the event of a tropical cyclone.
If tropical cyclone warning signal is raised to number one, classes in pre-school and kindergarten are suspended.
Classes up to high school level is suspended for signal number two while classes in all levels are automatically cancelled if it is signal number 3 and above.
But PAGASA says heavy rainfall might still cause landslides and flash floods even without a tropical cyclone.
In this case, local government units must take the necessary action.
“Even if there is no tropical cyclone PAGASA issues heavy rainfall warning that could be associated by southwest monsoon or Habagat or heavy thunderstorm activity,” Solis said.
PAGASA said the start of the rainy season is a good signal for farmers especially those farming in the western section of Luzon and Visayas.
“They may start cropping if there is enough rain. Without irrigation they depend on rainfall,” Solis added.
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MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said it would be rainy today (June 21) in Luzon as the southwest monsoon or habagat continues to prevail over the region.
Specifically, the weather system is affecting areas of MIMAROPA, Western Visayas, and the provinces of Zambales and Bataan where cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms is being experienced,
Meanwhile, Metro Manila and the rest of the country are also experiencing the effects of Habagat along with localized thunderstorms which bring partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers.
Weather authorities advice the general public to be prepared as these conditions may possibly cause flash floods or landslides due to moderate to at times heavy rains and in some areas due to severe thunderstorms.
MANILA, Philippines — State weather agency PAGASA forecasts prevailing rains over Luzon due to the effects of the southwest monsoon or habagat.
As of Tuesday (June 15), cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms will continue to affect the entire Ilocos Region.
This may cause flash floods and landslides in areas susceptible to these hazards due to moderate to at times heavy rains.
Meanwhile, the combined effects of habagat and localized thunderstorms continue to bring partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms in Metro Manila and the rest of the country.
These conditions are expected to cause possible flash floods or landslides due to severe thunderstorms thus, residents are advised to take precautionary measures against these hazards.
PAGASA has not seen any brewing storm or weather disturbance to date, though rains will prevail due to the onset of the rainy season.
MANILA, Philippines — Since it is the onset of the rainy season, wet days are expected across the country.
According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), the southwest monsoon is now affecting Luzon and Western Visayas.
Specifically, Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon as well as Western Visayas will continue to experience cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms which may possibly cause flash floods or landslides due to moderate or at times heavy rains.
Meanwhile, the intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) is affecting the rest of the country bringing partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms. .
These conditions may cause flash floods or landslides due to severe thunderstorms in areas susceptible to these hazards.
PAGASA advises the public to closely monitor weather updates through the agency’s official website and social media accounts.
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