Easterlies to bring rain showers in most of PH

By Jose Cielito Reganit

December 6, 2023, 6:56 am

MANILA – The easterlies affecting the eastern section of the country will bring isolated to scattered rain showers in most parts of the country, the weather bureau said Wednesday.

In its 4 a.m. bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said the easterlies would bring cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms over Eastern Visayas, Northern Mindanao, Caraga, Davao Region, Bohol, and Lanao del Sur.

Flash floods or landslides due to moderate to at times heavy rains can occur in these areas, the weather bureau warned.

On the other hand, Batanes and Babuyan Islands will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated light rains due to the northeast monsoon prevailing over extreme Northern Luzon.

Metro Manila and the rest of the country will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms due to the easterlies or localized thunderstorms.

Severe thunderstorms may result in flash floods or landslides in vulnerable areas, PAGASA said.

Moderate to strong winds and moderate to rough coastal waters will be experienced over extreme Northern Luzon, while the rest of the country will have light to moderate winds and slight to moderate seas.

The temperature in Metro Manila will range from 23°C to 32°C; Baguio City, 16°C to 25°C; Laoag City, 23°C to 32°C; Legazpi City, 25°C to 30°C; Metro Cebu, 25°C to 30°C; Puerto Princesa City, 25°C to 32°C; and Metro Davao, 25°C to 30°C. (PNA)