Pagasa issues weather outlook for August 2010

August 12, 2010 7:38 am 

MANILA, August 11 — The Climatology and Agrometeorology Division (CAD) of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomic Services Administration (Pagasa) issued on Wednesday the weather outlook for August 2010.

Based on current atmospheric and oceanic conditions, recent trends and model forecasts, early stages of La Niña is likely to continue during this month. It is expected to strengthen to a La Niña level through the coming months and likely to persist up to the early part of 2011, according to CAD.

Weather systems likely to affect the country are the southwest monsoon, low pressure area and three or four tropical cyclones. Most areas of the country will likely experience near normal condition, except Western Pangasinan, Zambales and Bataan where below normal rainfall is expected. Above normal rainfall condition is however expected over most of the Bicol region. Flood, flashflood and landslides are likely to occur in areas affected by short duration maximum rainfall or frequent rains.

Predicted ranges of temperature for August will be 23 to 34 degrees centigrade over the lowlands of Luzon, 16 to 23 degrees centigrade over the mountainous areas of Luzon, 24 to 34 degrees centigrade for Visayas, 23 to 34 degrees over the lowlands of Mindanao and 19 to 30 degrees over the mountainous areas of Mindanao.

Department of Science and Technology Undersecretary Graciano Yumul Jr., Pagasa Officer-in-Charge, said Pagasa will continue to monitor the development of the La Niña and the day-to-day associated rainfall or weather conditions that will affect the country.

He said updates will be issued as necessary.

DCT/ogi

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