• PAGASA expects fair weather in next 3 days

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    The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on Tuesday said the country will continue to be spared from storms in the first three days of the month of July.

    In an interview, PAGASA weather observer Benjie Depas said they are not anticipating any cyclone to affect the country until Thursday.

    He said except in Bicol Region, Visayas and Mindanao most parts of the country will continue to enjoy fair weather for the next three days.

    For the month of July, he said the state weather bureau is expecting three to four storms to hit the country.

    Every year, an average of about 18 to 20 storms affect the Philippines, according to the PAGASA.

    Depas said Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) will be the dominant weather system affecting Visayas and Mindanao.

    ITCZ, which is the thick clouds coming from the south of Asia, is considered a breeding ground for low-pressure areas (LPAs) or potential cyclones.

    For Tuesday forecast, Depas said Bicol Region, Visayas and Mindanao will have cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and thunderstorms.

    He added the rest of Luzon including Metro Manila will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.

    PAGASA said moderate to occasionally strong winds coming from the southwest to south will prevail over Luzon and its coastal waters will be moderate to occasionally rough.

    It added light to moderate winds blowing from the southwest to west will prevail over the rest of the country with slight to moderate seas. PNA

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