By Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz
Warm and humid winds coming from the Pacific will likely dominate across the country in the next few days, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on Tuesday.
PAGASA weather specialist Ezra Bulquerin said the northeast monsoon or “amihan” has slightly weakened as the easterly winds prevail over the country.
The easterlies may bring cloudy skies with rain showers and thunderstorms over Cagayan, Isabela, Aurora, and Quezon.
Meanwhile, Metro Manila and the rest of the country will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers due to localized thunderstorms.
PAGASA warned the public to take precautions against possible flash floods over low-lying areas or landslides in mountainous communities in case of severe thunderstorms, particularly in the afternoon or evening.
Bulquerin said the whole country will be sunny to partly cloudy in the morning with chances of rain showers in the afternoon or evening within the next three to five days.
He added that PAGASA does not expect the formation of a low pressure area or tropical cyclone that may affect the country during the same period.
PAGASA earlier said that winds dominating the country are now starting to come from the east rather than the northeast.
This means that the country is transitioning from the cool and dry “amihan” towards the hot and dry season, locally called “summer” in the Philippines.