Pagasa: Cloudy Saturday with possible rain showers
MANILA, Philippines — Cloudy skies and rain showers due to the easterlies are expected in parts of the country on Friday, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa).
“For Metro Manila and the rest of the country, easterlies naman o yung mainit na hangin na galing sa Karagatang Pasipiko ang patuloy na nakaka-apekto. At ang easterlies na ito ay posibleng magdala ng maulap na kalangitan at kalat-kalat na pag-ulan, pagkulog at pagkidlat, sa ilang bahagi ng eastern section ng Luzon at Visayas, pati na rin dito sa southern portion ng Palawan, kasama na diyan ang Kalayaan Islands,” said Pagasa weather specialist Daniel James Villamil.
(Metro Manila and the rest of the country will be affected by the easterlies or the warm wind from the Pacific Ocean. It is possible that the easterlies will bring overcast skies and rain, lightning and thunder to some parts of the eastern sections of Luzon and Visayas, as well as the southern portion of Palawan, as well as the Kalayaan Islands).
Pagasa warned of possible flash floods and landslides in rain-affected areas.
Meanwhile, strong winds due to the northeast monsoon are expected in Northern Luzon, which prompted Pagasa to raise a gale warning.
Operators and crewmen of small vessels have been advised against setting sail.
Forecast temperature range in key cities / areas on Friday:
- Metro Manila — 23 to 33 degrees Celsius
- Baguio — 17 to 25 degrees Celsius
- Laoag — 22 to 33 degrees Celsius
- Tuguegarao — 23 to 32 degrees Celsius
- Legazpi — 24 to 31 degrees Celsius
- Puerto Princesa — 26 to 31 degrees Celsius
- Tagaytay — 21 to 31 degrees Celsius
- Kalayaan Islands — 26 to 31 degrees Celsius
- Iloilo — 26 to 31 degrees Celsius
- Cebu — 25 to 31 degrees Celsius
- Tacloban — 25 to 30 degrees Celsius
- Cagayan de Oro — 23 to 31 degrees Celsius
- Zamboanga — 24 to 35 degrees Celsius
- Davao — 24 to 32 degrees Celsius
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