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Easterlies causing rains

Easterlies or warm winds coming from the Pacific Ocean will affect the eastern section of the country, bringing light to moderate rains over Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, Bicol, Eastern Visayas, and Caraga today.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration said the trough of low pressure area has dissipated.

The easterlies will bring cloudy skies and light to moderate rain showers and isolated thunderstorms over Batanes, Cagayan, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino, Aurora, Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Tarlac, Zambales, Albay, Catanduanes, Sorsogon, Masbate, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Biliran, Leyte, Northern Samar, Samar, Eastern Samar, Southern Leyte, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur, Dinagat Islands, and Quezon.

PAGASA said the easterlies will be the dominant weather system that will affect the country until Tuesday.

Within this period, the whole country will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with chances of isolated rain showers or thunderstorms mostly over the eastern section.

By Wednesday and Thursday, an LPA is expected to form over the Philippine Sea and move towards the eastern section the Visayas-Mindanao area, which could bring cloudy skies with light to moderate rain showers and thunderstorms over Eastern Visayas, Caraga, and Davao. (Ellalyn B. de Vera)