Easterlies to bring ‘fair’ weather across PH — PAGASA

Published March 26, 2021, 10:08 AM

by Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz

The northeasterly surface wind flow will affect the extreme northern Luzon, while the easterlies will be affecting the rest of the country within 24 hours, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) reported on Friday morning, March 26.


Batanes and Babuyan Islands will be cloudy with light rains due to the northeasterly surface wind flow.

Meanwhile, the rest of the country will have “fair” weather due to partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms.

PAGASA still advised the public against possible floods or landslides during severe thunderstorm activity, which usually occur in the afternoon or evening.

Weather specialist Aldczar Aurelio said during PAGASA’s Friday forecast that the prevalence of the easterlies signals the impending start of the warm and dry season in the country.

Based on PAGASA’s extended weather outlook for selected areas, air temperature ranges will be 24-34 degrees Celsius in Metro Manila, 22-34 degrees Celsius in Tuguegarao City, 16-26 degrees Celsius in Baguio City, 22-31 degrees Celsius in Tagaytay City, 25-33 degrees Celsius in Puerto Princesa City, 25-32 degrees Celsius in Metro Cebu, and 23-34 degrees Celsius in Metro Davao.

The weather bureau has not issued a gale warning on Friday afternoon as sea conditions over extreme northern Luzon will be moderate to rough, while it will be slight to moderate over the rest of the country.

Seafarers and fisherfolk are safe to sail but were still advised to observe caution when venturing out to sea.