By Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz
The ridge of high pressure area or an anti-cyclone weather system in the eastern section of Luzon will continue to bring warm weather over most parts of the country this Thursday.
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said the whole country will have warm weather in the morning until early afternoon, with chances of rain showers due to localized thunderstorms in the late afternoon or early evening.
PAGASA warned of possible flash floods or landslides over low-lying and mountainous areas throughout the country, especially during severe thunderstorms.
The weather bureau projected that generally near average amount of rainfall in most parts of the country is expected this May, except for Bicol Region, Eastern Visayas and some parts of western and southern Luzon where rainfall is likely below normal.
On Wednesday, the water level at Angat Dam in Bulacan continued to decline from 174.37 meters last Tuesday to 174.14 meters at present.
However, the rate of decline was lower than the previous weeks. PAGASA earlier observed that the rate of decline was between 0.47 and 0.49 meters.
Meanwhile, PAGASA has not issued a gale warning on Wednesday thus fisherfolk and seafarers are safe to sail.
Slight to moderate seas will prevail over the entire country.