The frontal system and easterlies remain the dominant weather systems that will likely bring isolated rains and thunderstorms over most parts of the country in the next 24 hours, the state weather bureau said on Thursday, May 5.
Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) weather specialist Grace Castañeda, in a public weather forecast, said that the frontal system and easterlies continue to affect most parts of the country.
“Patuloy na umiiral ang frontal system dito sa bahagi ng extreme northern Luzon. Dala nito ang maulap na kalangitan na may pag-ulan, partikular na sa lalawigan ng Batanes at Babuyan Islands (The frontal system continues to affect extreme northern Luzon. It brings cloudy skies with rains, particularly in the province of Batanes and Babuyan Islands),” said Castañeda.
Meanwhile, easterlies prevail in the rest of the country and it is expected to bring hot and humid weather with a slight chance of isolated rains and thunderstorms in the afternoon or evening.
Residents of Batanes and Babuyan Islands were warned against possible flash floods and landslides due to moderate to at times heavy rains that the frontal system may bring.
The state weather bureau, on the other hand, said that Caraga and Davao region may experience cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms in the next 24 hours due to easterlies.
Moreover, partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rains showers may prevail over Metro Manila and the rest of the country due to easterlies.
No weather disturbance is expected to develop in the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) within the forecast period, said Castañeda.