The state weather bureau is monitoring the movement of tropical storm “Bualoi” currently still outside the country in the Pacific Ocean east of Luzon.
Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) weather specialist Loriedin dela Cruz said early Monday Bualoi is being monitored 2,670 kilometers east of southern Luzon.
“Ibig sabihin napakalayo pa nito sa ating land mass at wala rin ito sa ating area of responsibility,” Dela Cruz said in a live weather update as of 4 a.m. on October 21.
Dela Cruz said the good news is that it has a low chance of entering the PAR.
In the next 24 hours, she said fine weather can be expected in Luzon except for some rain showers in extreme northern Luzon, particularly Batanes, Babuyan Islands, and Apayao province.
“Dahil po ‘yan sa epekto northeasterly surface windflow prevailing. Pero iba ang magiging epekto nito sa katimugang bahagi dahil may mga inaasahan tayong light-to-moderate rains,” she said.
The provinces of Quezon, Camarines, and Catanduanes will have cloudy skies with scattered rains and thunderstorms due to the northeasterly windflow.
Metro Manila and the rest of the country will be partly cloudy with isolated rain showers due to localized thunderstorms.