PH to experience cloudy skies, isolated rains due to easterlies

THE northeast monsoon or “amihan,” and the easterlies will continue to bring cloudy skies and isolated rains to several parts of the country, the weather bureau said Friday.

In its 4 a.m. bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said the easterlies will bring cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms over Caraga, Davao Oriental, and Davao de Oro.

Flashfloods or landslides may occur in these areas during moderate to at times heavy rains, PAGASA said.

Meanwhile, cloudy skies with light rains are forecast over Batanes due to the effects of the northeast monsoon.

The rest of the country, including Metro Manila, will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms due to the easterlies and localized thunderstorms.

Severe thunderstorms may result in flashfloods or landslides, PAGASA warned.

Moderate to strong winds and moderate to rough coastal waters will be felt over the northern and eastern parts of the country, while the rest of the archipelago will have moderate to strong winds, and slight to moderate seas.

The temperature in Metro Manila will range from 22°C to 30°C; Baguio City, 14°C to 23°C; Laoag City, 23°C to 32°C; Legazpi City, 24°C to 31°C; Metro Cebu, 26°C to 31°C; Puerto Princesa City, 26°C to 32°C; and Metro Davao, 25°C to 33°C. (PNA)