May 7, 2016
MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) today advised Filipino voters trooping to the polling precincts on Monday to bring umbrellas as a mixture of sunny and rainy weather is expected to prevail over the country.
“Pinapayuhan namin sila (voters) na magdala ng payong para may panangga sila sa matinding init ng araw at para naman hindi sila mabasa kung biglang umulan,” said PAGASA weather forecaster Chris Perez.
On Election Day, Perez said most parts of the country are seen to have sunny weather in the morning, while there would be possible isolated rains in the afternoon or evening due to localized thunderstorms.
He noted that only the easterlies or warm winds from the east will be the dominant weather system in the country in the next three days.
Because of the presence of the easterlies, he said the eastern sections of the country will be more prone to passing rains.
Perez noted that the intense heat brought by the easterlies triggers the formation of more cumulonimbus clouds or dark clouds associated with thunderstorms that bring rains.
PAGASA expects zero to one tropical cyclone to visit the country this month.
But Perez said there is no tropical cyclone seen to affect the country until Monday. -EAN