The easterlies—or warm winds coming from the Pacific Ocean—may continue to bring scattered rain showers and thunderstorms over some areas in the eastern part of the country, said the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on Monday, Dec. 5
Cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms may prevail over Bicol Region, Eastern Visayas, Caraga, Davao Region, and Quezon province.
PAGASA warned against possible flash floods or landslides during moderate to heavy rains.
The rest of the country will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms.
However, PAGASA advised the public to remain vigilant as severe thunderstorms may also cause flash floods or landslides, especially in areas prone to these hazards.
PAGASA weather specialist Obet Badrina said there is still a slim chance of tropical cyclone development this week.
Based on the PAGASA’s climatological record, one or two tropical cyclones may develop within or enter the country’s area of responsibility in December.
The next tropical cyclone names will be Rosal and Samuel.
PAGASA said cyclone tracks in December indicate that some are “landfalling” or crossing the Philippines, but there are other cyclones that are “recurving” or not directly affecting the country.