Isolated rain showers to dampen most parts of PH Friday


MANILA – Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms are expected to dampen most parts of the country Friday, the weather bureau said.

In its 4 a.m. weather bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said the shear line affecting the northern and eastern sections of Northern Luzon will bring cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms over Ilocos Norte, Apayao, Batanes, Cagayan and Isabela.

“Fair weather will prevail over (most areas in the country) although isolated rain showers are still likely,” PAGASA forecaster Aldczar Aurelio said.

He added that no low-pressure area or tropical cyclone was seen to affect the country.

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

Northern Luzon will have moderate to strong winds with moderate to rough coastal waters, while the rest of the archipelago will have light to moderate winds with slight to moderate seas.

The temperature in Metro Manila will range from 24°C to 32°C; Baguio City, 17°C to 23°C; Laoag City, 25°C to 32°C; Legazpi City, 25°C to 32°C; Metro Cebu, 26°C to 32°C; Puerto Princesa City, 25°C to 32°C; and Metro Davao, 25°C to 34°C. (With Ma. Cristina Arayata/PNA)