No formation of weather disturbance in PH until mid-week — PAGASA

Published October 21, 2018, 12:35 PM

by Patrick Garcia


By Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) does not expect the formation of a weather disturbance in the country until mid-week.



According to weather specialist Meno Mendoza, PAGASA does not see any low pressure area or tropical cyclone that may affect the country within the next two to three days.

Mendoza said the prevailing northeasterly wind flow will continue to bring cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms over Metro Manila, Aurora, Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Tarlac, Zambales, Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon, Albay, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, Sorsogon and Masbate.

There is a possibility that flash floods or landslides may occur due to severe thunderstorms, PAGASA warned.

The northeasterly wind flow will also bring light rains over Batanes, Cagayan, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino, Abra, Benguet, Ifugao, Kalinga, Apayao, and Mountain Province.

PAGASA said the rest of the country will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers due to localized thunderstorms.

The rest of the country may also experience sudden heavy rains due to severe thunderstorms that may cause flash floods or landslides over low-lying or mountainous areas.

Due to strong winds associated with the northeasterly wind flow, a gale warning remains in effect as rough to very rough seas is expected over the northern coast of Northern Luzon, particularly over Batanes, Calayan, Babuyan, Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur, and eastern seaboard of Luzon, especially over Cagayan, Isabela, Aurora, Quezon, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur and Catanduanes.

PAGASA advised fishing boats and other small sea crafts not to set sail into the sea, while larger sea vessels were alerted against big waves.