By Alexandria Dennise San Juan
A generally good weather will prevail over the country this weekend, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said.
In its latest weather bulletin issued Friday morning, PAGASA said there is no weather disturbance being monitored outside the Philippine area of responsibility for the next three days.
PAGASA weather specialist Gener Quitlong said that as of now, the current weather system affecting the country is the easterlies, or the winds coming from the Pacific Ocean which will bring hot and humid temperature.
With the recent termination of southwest monsoon, northeast monsoon or “hanging amihan” is starting to be felt in the country and is now affecting extreme Northern Luzon.
However, according to Quitlong, the state weather bureau will still not be declaring the start of amihan season as of now as easterlies is still the dominant weather.
Meanwhile, partly cloudy to cloudy skies with hot and humid temperature will be felt over Luzon due to easterlies.
Visayas and Mindanao will also continue to experience fair weather while rain showers is still possible due to isolated thunderstorms.
PAGASA also raised gale warning over coastal tip of Northern Luzon and in the coastal areas of Batanes, Calayan, Babuyan, Northern coast of Cagayan, and Ilocos provinces.
The state weather bureau warned that sea travel remains risky over the said coastal areas.