Is it summer yet? Maybe next week, says PAGASA

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 29 2017 11:24 AM

MANILA - Weather bureau PAGASA said it may take another week before they can officially declare the start of summer.

"Hinihintay po natin ang pagtatapos ng amihan dahil sa ngayon northeast monsoon is affecting Luzon. At kahit po sabihin natin na bukas posibleng humina na ito, maaaring bumalik pa rin ito," said weather forecaster Benison Estareja.

Estareja said the public should expect rains in some parts of the country due to two weather systems.

The tail end of a cold front is particularly affecting Mindanao and eastern and central Visayas.

"Ngayon araw may maulap na kalangitan doon at posible din ang light to moderate rains and isolated thunderstorm," he said.

Meanwhile, the northeast monsoon or amihan is affecting the eastern portion of the country including Cagayan Valley, Aurora and Quezon provinces.

"Makakaranas ng mahinang pag-ulan sa 24-oras dahil sa amihan," he said.

Fair weather will meanwhile prevail in Metro Manila and the rest of the country.

"Medyo mainit pagsapit ng tanghali. Sa hapon, posible ang pulu-pulong pagulan o pagkidlat at pagkulog," he said.

Yesterday, Pagasa recorded high temperature of 35.8 degrees Celsius in San Jose, Mindoro and 35.3 degrees Celsius in Dagupan City, Pangasinan. In Metro Manila, the temperature yesterday was recorded at 32 degrees Celsius.

"Ang notable for the past two days ang mataas ang temperature itong nasa western portion, itong Ilocos region at central Luzon, direktang apektado ng amihan pero natatakpan ng kabundukan," he explained.

Estareja urged the public to drink plenty of water to prevent heat stroke or heat exhaustion during the hot weather.