PAGASA Says Easterlies to Bring Rains Over Parts of PH

PAGASA Releases Latest Weather Condition for Saturday (March 18, 2023)

The state weather bureau PAGASA reported that the easterlies will bring rains over NCR, Eastern Visayas and parts of Mindanao.

On Saturday (March 18, 2023), the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration released the latest weather update in the country. The Northeast Monsoon and easterlies will affect the country’s weather condition.

PAGASA reported that the easterlies will bring cloudy weather condition with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms over Eastern Visayas, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte, and Surigao del Sur.


The northeast monsoon will be affecting Extreme Northern Luzon. It will bring partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated light rains over Batanes and Babuyan Islands.

The localized thunderstorms will bring partly cloudy to cloudy weather condition with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms over mainland Cagayan, Isabela, Quirino, Nueva Vizcaya, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union, Pangasinan, Abra, Benguet, Mountain Province, Ifugao, Kalinga, Apayao, Aurora.

Metro Manila and the rest of the country will bring similar weather condition.

Sa ngayon ay patuloy ang paghina ng northeast monsoon or hanging amihan na nakakaapekto na lamang ng extreme northern Luzon,” Pagasa weather specialist Patrick Del Mundo said.


The weather agency warned the public for possible flash floods or landslides due to moderate to at times heavy rains and severe thunderstorms.

Meanwhile, the coastal water condition over Extreme Northern Luzon will be moderate to rough. The remaining parts of the country will have slight to moderate surrounding sea conditions, according to the weather bureau.

“Patuloy na rin lumalapit yung easterlies o yung mainit at maalinsangan hangin nagdadala ng maulap na kalangitan […] at nagpapadalas ng mga localized thunderstorms sa Visayas at Mindanao at maging sa southern Luzon area,” he added. 

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