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PAGASA expects up to six rainy days in some regions

MANILA, June 16 — The Government expects an average of up to six rainy days in seven regions of the country during the 10-day period ending Monday, June 20.

State-run Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said such areas are Regions I, II, III and VI as well as Negros Island Region (NIR) each with an expected average two to six rainy days of 0.1 millimeter or more.

An average zero to six rainy days are likely in RegionsIV-B and VIII, PAGASA noted. It forecasts lower ranges for other regions.

Between 25 mm and 150 mm of rainfall is possible during the period in Region III, PAGASA said.

Forecast rainfall for Regions I, II and VI is from 25 mm to 145 mm while zero to 145 mm of rain is likely in Regions IV-B and VIII, PAGASA also said.

NIR rainfall can be from 25 mm to 75 mm only, PAGASA noted, however.

PAGASA forecasts such condition, expecting the rain-driving southwest monsoon or 'habagat' and inter-tropical convergence zone to prevail in the country during the period.

The ridge of a high-pressure area will also affect the country then, however, noted PAGASA.

"Gradual improvement of weather is expected during the forecast period's latter part," PAGASA said.

PAGASA likewise cautioned about venturing out to sea.

"Coastal waters over extreme northern Luzon will have moderate to occasionally rough seas," PAGASA warned.

Slight to moderate seas are possible in remaining areas of the country, it added.

According to PAGASA, the prevailing El Nino phenomenon continues waning.

El Nino will likely end and transition to neutral aroundmid-2016, PAGASA said. (PNA)

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