Easterlies prevail over most of PH, says PAGASA

Easterlies or the warm and humid winds from the Pacific Ocean may bring cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms over most of the country, said the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on Thursday, July 21.

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“Ngayon po ay nakakaranas tayo ng medyo maaliwalas na panahon sa malaking bahagi ng bansa. Meron tayong namomonitor na mga thunderstorm sa bahagi ng CALABARZON maging sa Mindoro provinces. Samantala, easterlies ang nakakaapekto sa silangang bahagi ng bansa (Today we are experiencing relatively clear weather in most parts of the country. We are monitoring thunderstorms in parts of CALABARZON as well as in Mindoro provinces. Meanwhile, easterlies prevail in the eastern section of the country),” said PAGASA weather specialist Aldczar Aurelio in a public weather forecast, adding that weather systems such as easterlies and the Ridge of High Pressure Area usually bring generally fair weather.

Due to the prevalence of easterlies, residents of CALABARZON, Bicol region, eastern Visayas, Oriental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, and Aurora were warned against possible flash floods or landslides due to moderate to at times heavy rains.

Metro Manila and the rest of the country, on the other hand, may experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers due to easterlies and localized thunderstorms.

Meanwhile, the state weather disclosed that they are not monitoring any weather disturbance within the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR).