Warm weather to persist, says Pagasa

Published October 13, 2018, 11:52 AM

by Patrick Garcia

By Ellalyn de Vera Ruiz

Warm weather will persist over most parts of the country particularly in the morning due to the prevailing easterlies, or warm and humid air coming from the Pacific.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Bicol Region and Eastern Visayas will experience cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms from Saturday until Sunday.

It warned residents in these areas of possible flash floods or landslides due to scattered light to moderate to at times heavy rains in the afternoon or evening.

Meanwhile, the northeasterly wind flow is prevailing over the extreme part of Northern Luzon.

PAGASA said partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated light rains will be felt in Batanes and Babuyan group of islands.

Metro Manila and the rest of the country will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers due to localized thunderstorms.

The weather bureau also warned that flash floods or landslides in low-lying or mountainous areas are possible in these areas due to severe thunderstorms, especially in the aternoon or evening.

A gale warning remains in effect as strong to gale force winds asociated with the northeasterly wind flow are expected to affect the northern and western seaboards of Northern Luzon.

PAGASA advised the fisherfolk to avoid setting sail into these coasts due to rough to very rough seas that will be dangerous for small sea crafts.

Meanwhile, larger sea vessels were alerte against big waves.