The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said the easterlies, or the warm and humid winds coming from the Pacific, will dominate the country’s weather in the next few days.
In its weekly weather outlook issued on Friday, March 5, PAGASA said the easterlies will continue to prevail in most parts of southern Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao from Saturday until Wednesday, March 6 to 10.
Meanwhile, it said the effect of the northeast monsoon or “amihan” will likely weaken in the coming days.
Cagayan Valley, Ilocos Region, and Cordillera Administrative Region will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rains, while the rest of the country will experience generally fair weather condition except for isolated rain showers or thunderstorms mostly in the afternoon or evening.
By Thursday-Friday, March 11 to 12, PAGASA said Mindanao will have cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms due to the easterlies.
Cagayan Valley and Ilocos Region can expect partly cloudy skies due to the ridge of high pressure area, an anti-cyclone weather system.
The rest of the country will continue to experience generally fair weather condition except for isolated rain showers or thunderstorms.
PAGASA said tropical cyclone development is also less likely throughout the outlook period.