According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa), a high-pressure area (HPA) is causing hot and humid conditions across Northern and Central Luzon.

The HPA signifies an area where atmospheric pressure is higher than its surroundings, which inhibits cloud formation and reduces the likelihood of rain.

In contrast, the easterlies—winds originating from the east and passing through the Pacific Ocean—are impacting the Visayas and the eastern parts of Mindanao. These easterlies bring warm and humid weather to these regions, resulting in scattered showers.

Pagasa’s weather specialist, Obet Badrina, reported that Metro Manila and the rest of the country can expect partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms due to the influence of the easterlies and localized thunderstorms.

Furthermore, Pagasa assured that no significant weather disturbances are expected in the coming days. (ai/mnm)