PAGASA: 'Amihan' weakens; warm, humid winds will prevail throughout PH on Thursday

Published March 18, 2020, 9:23 AM

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By Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz 

The warm and humid winds coming from the Pacific will prevail throughout the country on Thursday amid the continuous weakening of the northeast monsoon or “amihan,” according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

As of Wednesday afternoon, the easterly winds originating from the Pacific Ocean will bring partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers over the entire archipelago.

However, warm mornings will likely be followed by sudden but short-lived rains in the late afternoon or early evening during this period.

PAGASA warned that severe thunderstorms could trigger flash floods over low-lying areas or landslides over mountainous regions.

Weather specialist Ariel Rojas said PAGASA does not expect the formation of a low pressure area or tropical cyclone that may affect the country in the next three to five days.

PAGASA also has not issued a gale warning on Wednesday, thus fisherfolk and seafarers are safe to sail.

Light to moderate seas will prevail throughout the country’s coastlines