Generally fair weather is seen to be enjoyed across the country over the weekend as no weather disturbance is expected to enter the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) in the coming days.
In its weather bulletin issued Friday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said the only weather system in the country is the northeast monsoon or “amihan” which is affecting extreme Northern Luzon.
PAGASA said “amihan” has no significant impact over the rest of the country but will bring partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated light rains over Batanes and Babuyan Islands.
Meanwhile, partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers will prevail over the rest of the archipelago, including Metro Manila, due to localized thunderstorms where floods or landslides are possible during severe thunderstorms.
Following a spate of typhoons that hit the country in the past weeks, PAGASA weather specialist Loriedin Dela Cruz said there will still be a short reprieve in rainy weather until next week as the bureau does not expect any weather disturbance to enter PAR in the next three to five days.
However, Dela Cruz said several cloud clusters are spotted near Mindanao which could bring rain showers over the eastern portion of the island this weekend.
Coastal waters in extreme Northern Luzon will be moderate to rough, while sea conditions in the rest of the country will be light to moderate. No gale warning has been raised so fisherfolk using small boats can set sail, PAGASA added.