A high-pressure area is prevailing over the eastern part of the Philippines, reaching the Luzon area as tropical depression “Chedeng” weakened to a low-pressure area (LPA) and dissolved Thursday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said.
Local weather specialist Allain Joy Lusoc said high-pressure is prevailing in the Luzon area while the easterlies affect Visayas and Mindanao.
“Ang umiiral ngayon is ‘yong high-pressure sa silangang bahagi ng Pilipinas at abot ng range nito ang Luzon. Dito sa may eastern part ng Visayas at Mindanao, meron tayong easterlies na nakakaapekto dyan,” Lusoc said.
He said areas in Western and Eastern Mindanao, Central and Western Visayas, including Palawan and Puerto Princesa City, may experience localized thunderstorms although there is a presence of passing thick clouds in the southern part of the province due to the dissolved LPA.
“Magiging clear, maaliwalas sa northern Palawan, meron lang tayong mga kino-consider na isolated rain showers. Sa ngayon nga ay may mga nagbabadya na isolated rain showers o localized thunderstorms sa mga bundok natin papuntang southern Palawan so may pag-ulan na pwedeng maranasan dyan,” he said.
A localized thunderstorm is expected to be observed at noontime and afternoon.
Lusoc added that the localized thunderstorm may bring rain showers on weekends and might be wide and long due to the absence of a weather system.
Most of the occurrence of isolated rain showers will pour on elevated areas such as mountains where there is high evaporation of water.
“Yong isolated thunderstorm, pwede kasi sya magdala ng pag-ulan, ini-expect natin na magpapaulan sa atin hanggang weekend, kung magkakaroon sya ng isolated thunderstorm, pero yong malawakang pag-ulan, wala tayong inaasahan na malawakan at matagalan na pag-ulan dahil wala tayong weather system,” he said.
He also said the wind will be moderate in speed in the province which is favorable for fishermen.