May 052013
(Updated 7:52 p.m.) While state weather forecasters do not expect the rainy season to arrive until at least late May, thunderstorms brought moderate to heavy rain to several parts of Luzon Sunday.

PAGASA, in posts on its Twitter account, said the thunderstorms occurred over parts of Southern Luzon and Ilocos in the afternoon, and Central Luzon in the evening.

As of 7:11 p.m. Sunday, PAGASA noted a thunderstorm with moderate to heavy rain affected parts of Mariveles, Limay, Orion and Bagac in Bataan.

Light to moderate rain may fall over parts of Mindanao, while Metro Manila and the rest of the country may expect isolated rain showers and thunderstorms on Monday, state weather forecasters said Sunday afternoon.

In its 5 p.m. bulletin, PAGASA said easterlies or warm winds from the east are affecting the eastern section of the country.

“Caraga and Davao region will have cloudy skies with light to moderate rain showers and thunderstorms. Metro Manila and the rest of the country will be partly cloudy with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms mostly in the afternoon or evening,” it said.

Metro Manila experienced a high temperature of 35.6° Celsius Sunday, and may expect temperatures of 25 to 36°C on Monday.

Also expected to have a high temperature of 36°C on Monday are Angeles and Olongapo Cities in Central Luzon.

For Monday, moderate to occasionally strong winds from the northeast to east will prevail over Northern Luzon and its coastal waters will be moderate to ocassionally rough.

Light to moderate winds coming from the east to northeast will prevail over the rest of the country with slight to moderate seas, PAGASA said.

Meanwhile, PAGASA noted moderate to heavy rain brought by a thunderstorm over Real town in Quezon and Paete town in Laguna.

Rain from a thunderstorm also brought moderate to heavy rain over San Roque and Binalonan in Pangasinan. — BM, GMA News

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