The country remains storms-free as the new week sets in.
According to PAGASA Weather Forecaster Samuel Duran, no weather disturbance is expected in the next three days.
Today, Ridge of a High Pressure Area extends over Northern Luzon, while Easterlies affect the rest of the country. These will bring partly cloudy to cloudy skies or a generally fair weather will prevail in the entire country only with chances of isolated rain showers or localized thunderstorms in the latter part of the day.
Sweltering days are here as two weather systems begin to prevail.
According to PAGASA, an extension or ridge of a High Pressure Area extends over Northern Luzon, while Easterlies remain dominant in the rest of the country. Today, the whole of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao will experience generally fair and humid weather except for chances of localized thunderstorms in the afternoon or evening.
The country may be experiencing rising temperatures, but according to PAGASA, the Hot and Dry Season is yet to be officially declared. For this to happen, all of the following indicators should be present: the elimination of the Northeast Monsoon, the presence of High Pressure Area and Easterlies, and increasing temperatures.
Today, air temperature in Metro Manila can soar up to 33 degrees Celsius while residents of Tuguegarao can expect a scorching 35 degrees Celsius.
Easterlies or warm and humid winds coming from the Pacific Ocean will continue to affect the eastern section of the country. Because heat and moisture are factors in cloud formation, these are expected to bring isolated rain showers.
In the next hours, Metro Manila and the rest of the country will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms, mostly in the afternoon or evening.
No gale warning was issued today. But in an interview with Panahon TV, PAGASA Weather Forecaster Shiela Reyes said that the Northeast Monsoon or Hanging Amihan is expected to be ineaffect again next week.
No weather disturbance or Tropical Cyclone is expected to enter the Philippine premises in the next 2 to 3 days, but the public is still advised to keep monitoring updates from the weather bureau.