MANILA, Philippines — And suddenly it’s summer.
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) officially declared on Thursday the start of the summer season with the termination of the northest monsoon.
The weather bureau said it will be generally warm and sunny in most parts of the country, although there will still be isolated to scattered afternoon rainshowers and thunderstorms, particularly over the eastern sections of Visayas and Mindanao.
“However, there are times that strong easterly winds will prevail particularly over the eastern section of the country associated with moderate to rough coastal waters due to the prevailing La Niña phenomenon,” PAGASA said in a statement.
The agency also said to expect warmer air temperatures toward the end of the month.
But the summer season could be cut short as PAGASA expects above normal rainfall over most areas of the country from April to June.
“The start of the thunderstorm activity is likely to occur during the month [of April]. Above normal rainfall condition in most parts of Luzon including western Visayas, western and northern Mindanao is likely to be experienced,” it said.