According to the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services (Pagasa), a minimum of seven weather systems are expected to impact the country in addition to the potential entry or development of two to four tropical cyclones within the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) throughout July.

Dr. Esperanza Cayanan, the officer-in-charge of Pagasa, stated that their weather outlook indicates generally near to above-normal rainfall conditions in most parts of Luzon and Visayas.

“However, Mindanao, except for Davao del Sur, is expected to experience near normal rainfall, which may be below normal,” added Cayanan.

Pagasa identified several weather systems that will influence the weather patterns, including easterlies, localized thunderstorms, intertropical convergence zone, low pressure areas, high pressure areas, southwest monsoon, and shear line.

Cayanan further noted that surface air temperatures are predicted to be near average to above average in most parts of Luzon and Mindanao, while in most areas of Visayas, temperatures are likely to be near to below average.

The projected temperature ranges are as follows: 13.5 degrees Celsius to 26 degrees Celsius over the mountainous areas of Luzon, 16.9 degrees Celsius to 38.8 degrees Celsius for the rest of Luzon; 19.6 degrees Celsius to 36.5 degrees Celsius in the Visayas, 16.0 degrees Celsius to 33.0 degrees Celsius over the mountainous areas of Mindanao, 20.7 degrees Celsius to 38.4 degrees Celsius for the rest of Mindanao, and 22.2 degrees Celsius to 36.4 degrees Celsius in Metro Manila.

Meanwhile, Pagasa will continue to monitor the El Niño phenomenon, characterized by dry spells and droughts.