By Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz
The easterlies, or the warm and humid air coming from the Pacific Ocean, will still be the prevailing weather system over the weekend, as the low pressure area (LPA) east of Luzon has already dissipated on Thursday.
Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) weather specialist Ariel Rojas said the easterlies is affecting the eastern sections of Southern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.
Warm mornings with chances of rain showers due to localized thunderstorms will prevail over the entire archipelago in the next few days.
Rojas said PAGASA does not expect the formation of a low pressure area or tropical cyclone that may affect the country within the next three to five days.
However, he warned the public of severe thunderstorms that could trigger flash floods and landslides over low-lying and mountainous areas.
PAGASA has not issued a gale warning as the extreme Northern Luzon will just have moderate to occasionally rough seas due to the northeasterly winds.
Meanwhile, slight to moderate seas will prevail over the rest of the country.
The country will continue to experience warm mornings and sudden heavy rains in the afternoon or evening in the next few days as the country transitions to the northeast monsoon or amihan season.
The onset of amihan usually occurs during the third or last week of October.
Amihan is associated with surges of cold weather that may last until February or March.