Today’s heavy rainfall is caused by two weather systems currently affecting the whole country, according to PAGASA. Easterlies or warm air coming from the Pacific Ocean brings localized thunderstorms to the eastern parts of the country.
North Luzon, including Baguio City, is experiencing cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms today due to the frontal systems, which occurs when warm masses from the southwest and cold air coming from the northeast converges, PAGASA said.
While La Niña is expected to continue until April, there are no tropical cyclones expected to form or enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) in the next five days according to the Public Weather Forecast issued as of 4 am today.
The weather bureau reminds the public to conserve water this coming February as below normal and way below normal rainfall is forecasted over the Ilocos Region, CAR, Central Luzon, Occidental Mindoro, and Palawan while above-normal amounts of rainfall is expected in parts of Mindanao and Eastern Visayas.