The northeasterly surface wind flow prevailing over extreme northern Luzon may continue to bring partly cloudy skies with isolated rains over most of the country in the next 24 hours, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on Wednesday, Oct. 20.
Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated light rains may prevail over Batanes and Babuyan Islands.
Metro Manila and the rest of the country may also experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms.
The prevalence of northeasterly surface wind flow and thunderstorms in the afternoon or evening signify that the country is in the transition period towards the northeast monsoon or “amihan.”
The northeast monsoon season begins around late October to early November.
Meanwhile, no gale warning is in effect as of Wednesday morning thus sea travel is safe even for fisherfolk and others with small sea vessels.
PAGASA said moderate to rough seas may prevail over northern Luzon, while slight to moderate seas will likely persist over the rest of the country.