According to PAGASA, the eastern section of the country will experience cloudy skies with rain showers and thunderstorms caused by Easterlies today, February 8 (Thursday).
The weather bureau forecasts cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms over Davao Region, Caraga, and Southern Leyte according to its 4 a.m bulletin. PAGASA states that Possible flash floods or landslides due to moderate to at times heavy rains.
Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated light rains are also expected in Batanes and Babuyan Islands caused by northeast monsoon. However, this condition is not expected to create a significant impact in the said area.
Metro Manila and the rest of the country will encounter partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms caused by Easterlies / Localized Thunderstorms.
Furthermore, the risk of flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms will continue to persist across the archipelago.
Meanwhile, PAGASA’s Wind and Coastal Water forecast shows that the Extreme Northern Luzon will experience moderate to strong southeast to northeast winds, causing moderate to rough coastal water conditions (1.2 to 2.8 meters).
Light to Moderate east to southeast winds are expected in Central Luzon and the rest of Northern Luzon with slight to moderate (0.6 to 2.5 meters) coastal waters.
The rest of the country will experience light to moderate east to northeast winds, leading to slight to moderate coastal waters (0.6 to 2.5 meters).
Areas affected by Easterlies are advised to remain vigilant in the surrounding area and to prepare for evacuation when heavy rains occur.