Rain, cloudy skies as schools open on Monday–Pagasa

STUDENTS going back to school on Monday can expect rain and cloudy skies because of a low pressure area (LPA) and intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ), the state-run weather bureau said on Sunday.

“Our latest analysis shows that the combined effects of the ITCZ and the LPA will bring cloudy skies with occasional rainshowers over Palawan, Visayas and Mindanao [on Monday],” Vicente Malano, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) administrator, said in a statement.

“Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon will experience warm and humid conditions apart from some isolated rainshowers and thunderstorms in the afternoon or evening,” he added.

Pagasa said that the LPA was 390 kilometers (km) east of Surigao City, Surigao del Norte as of 8 a.m., embedded along the ITCZ.

The LPA is expected to bring cloudy skies with moderate to occasionally heavy rains and thunderstorms over Eastern Visayas and Caraga.

The Mimaropa, Bicol Region, and rest of Visayas and Mindanao may experience cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms caused by the ITCZ.

Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan make up Mimaropa.

Meanwhile, Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers because 9f localized thunderstorms.

The LPA may develop into a tropical cyclone within the week and could trigger the start of the rainy season, Molano said.

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