Summer not yet over - PAGASA

Posted at 05/04/12 6:06 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Despite the strong rains the past few days, the state weather bureau said summer season is not yet over.

Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) weather forecaster Jun Galang said rains felt in Southern and Central Luzon are caused by the diffused tail-end of a cold front.

“Diffused, ibig sabihin humiwalay siya sa body ng cold front at ‘yun ang dahilan ng kalat-kalat na pag-ulan sa Southern at Central Luzon,” Galang told dzMM on Friday.

Galang said there is still a chance of scorching weather conditions to creep back before rainy season starts by the second week of May.

The hottest day in Metro Manila this year was observed last Monday, with temperatures reaching 36.6 degrees Celcius.

Rainshowers are expected in Metro Manila throughout the weekend, especially in the afternoon through the evening.

Galang said weather in the Visayas will be fair with some isolated rains.

Partly cloudy skies with isolated showers will also be the case in Cagayan de Oro, Davao, Zamboanga City and General Santos City.