MANILA – Some areas in the country will continue to experience rains caused by the northeast monsoon or "amihan" and the easterlies, a forecaster said Thursday.
Apayao, Batanes, and Cagayan including Babuyan Islands will experience rains due to the northeast monsoon. Moderate to heavy rains in these areas may also result in flash floods and landslides, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said.
Ilocos Region, the rest of Cordillera Administrative Region, and the rest of Cagayan Valley will have isolated light rains brought by the same weather system.
The rest of the country, on the other hand, will have isolated rain showers caused by the easterlies and localized thunderstorms.
"It will rain often in some areas due to the easterlies. Take precautions as heavy rains may result in floods and landslides," PAGASA forecaster Patrick del Mundo said.
Del Mundo, meanwhile, said no low pressure area was seen inside and outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility.
"There is a slim chance for a tropical cyclone to enter or develop in the next five days," he said.
Moderate to strong winds and moderate to rough seas will prevail across Luzon.
Rough to very rough seas are forecast over the northern and western seaboards of Northern Luzon.
Sea travel is risky for small seacrafts, and mariners of these vessels are urged to remain in port or seek safe harbor.
Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate with slight to moderate seas, PAGASA said. (PNA)