Fair weather expected but weak habagat still affects parts of Luzon
MANILA, Philippines — Southwest monsoon, locally known as “habagat” will continue to affect western sections of northern and central Luzon, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) indicated in its weather bulletin on Saturday.
Weather specialist Patrick Del Mundo, said during their 4 a.m. forecast, that this weak “habagat” only affects the country, thus a clear weather with isolated rains or thunderstorms are expected in the rest of the country.
“Bagamat mahina po yung epekto ng habagat sa ngayon, kaya naman ay inaasahan nating sa buong maghapon ay magiging maaliwalas naman yung panahon at may mga pulo-pulong mga pag-ulan, pagkulog at pagkidlat lamang na mararanasan sa iba’t ibang bahagi ng ating bansa,” he said.
He reported that there is a high pressure area in the east of southern Luzon. This will bring hot weather in the area. No rains are anticipated there, especially around the Bicol Region and eastern Visayas today.
“Sa ngayon ay mayroon tayong nakikitang clear area dito sa may silangang bahagi ng southern Luzon. Ito po ay isang high pressure area kung saan yung hangin po ay papalubog at napipigilan nito yung mga convective, o yung mga nagtataasang mga kaulapan. Kaya naman sa area na ito ay halos walang mga pag-ulan, at inaasahan din natin na possible yung mainit na panahon, especially dito sa may Bicol Region at sa may eastern Visayas ngayong araw,” Del Mundo stated.
He added that there is a cloud cluster being monitored outside the Philippine area of responsibility but it has a low tendency of developing into a typhoon over the next 24 to 48 hours.
Pagasa also confirmed no gale warning was raised in the entire country. Big and small boats can safely sail on all shores of the Philippines.
The weather bureau noted that the majority of the country will experience fair weather conditions on the next three days.