2 to 3 typhoons expected this month

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Say goodbye to summer.

The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) on Friday said that two to three storms are expected to hit the country this month.

Weather forecaster Jun Galang said that for the first three days of the month (or until June 3), they expect the country to be storm-free.

Galang said that Pagasa is not seeing any weather disturbance near Philippine territory that may intensify into a storm until June 3.

However, he noted that cloudy and rainy weather will continue to prevail in Mindanao for the next two to three days because of the intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ).

He said the ITCZ will bring cloudy skies with light to moderate rains to most parts of Mindanao until Sunday.

Galang said the rest of the country including Metro Manila will continue be sunny to partly cloudy, with possible isolated rains in the afternoon or evening due to evaporation or localized convection.

Galang said about 10 to 15 more storms could hit the country toward the end of the year.

An average of 18 to 20 storms hit the Philippines annually.

Galang said storms that enter the country from June to October usually hit the eastern seaboards of the Visayas and Luzon. In the last quarter, they are more likely to strike Northern Mindanao.

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