MANILA — Warmer and humid weather will continue in most parts of the country, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on Thursday.
In an interview, PAGASA weather forecaster Aldczar Aurelio said a ridge of High Pressure Area (HPA) is now the dominant weather system affecting Northern Luzon.
Aside from possible afternoon or evening rains due to localized thunderstorms or convections, she noted that the whole country will continue to experience sunny to partly cloudy skies.
He explained that the convective activity brought about by intense heat triggers the formation of more cumulonimbus clouds or dark clouds associated with thunderstorms that brings rains.
He added that in the next three days the country will continue to be spared from cyclones until Sunday.
For Thursday forecast, PAGASA said the whole archipelago will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms mostly in the afternoon or evening.
It added moderate to occasionally strong winds blowing from the northeast will prevail over Luzon and its coastal waters will be moderate to occasionally rough.
Winds will be light to moderate coming from the northeast to northwest over the rest of the country with slight to moderate seas.