Ridge of high pressure area means low chance of rain over Luzon — Pagasa
MANILA, Philippines — A ridge of a high-pressure area near Luzon prevents the formation of cloud bands, which means rainfall is highly unlikely in the northern parts of the country, according to state weather meteorologists.
Weather updates on Friday afternoon from the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) showed clear skies over the Cagayan Valley, Cordillera Administrative Region, and Ilocos Region.
Metro Manila and nearby provinces would continue to have fair weather conditions, but rain showers due to localized thunderstorms may still occur in the afternoon or by night.
Meanwhile, the low-pressure area (LPA) east of southern Mindanao is still expected to enter the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) by Easter Sunday. State meteorologists said, however, that the LPA has no direct effect in any part of the country.
For Saturday, temperatures over Luzon would taper down a bit, ranging from 24 to 32 degrees Celsius in Metro Manila and Puerto Princesa; 22 to 33 degrees in Tuguegarao; 22 to 31 degrees in Laoag; 16 to 23 degrees in Baguio; 21 to 30 degrees in Tagaytay; and 23 to 31 degrees in Legazpi.
Similar temperatures may be felt in Visayas and Mindanao, playing between 24 to 32 degrees Celsius in Tacloban and Cebu; 25 to 31 degrees in Iloilo; 23 to 31 degrees in Cagayan de Oro; 23 to 33 degrees in Zamboanga; and 24 to 33 degrees in Davao City.
A gale warning, however, was raised over the waters of Batanes and Babuyan Islands, which means fisherfolk and small boat operators in the said island groups are urged not to set sail in these areas for now.