The Southwesterly Windflow will be affecting the western sections of Southern Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao on Friday, PAGASA reported.
The weather bureau continues to monitor the tropical cyclone outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), Super Typhoon Mawar.
As of 3 a.m., Mawar is located at 1,740 kilometers east of southeastern Luzon packing maximum sustained winds of 215 kilometers per hour near the center with gustiness of up to 265 km/h and moving westward at a speed of 20 km/h.
Zamboanga Peninsula, Northern Mindanao, SOCCSKSARGEN, and BARMM will have cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms due to the southwesterly windflow with the possibility of flash floods or landslides occurring due to moderate to at times heavy rains.
Metro Manila and the rest of the country will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms due to the southwesterly windflow and localized thunderstorms. Flash floods or landslides may occur during severe thunderstorms.
The forecasted heat index for Metro Manila will be at 36 degrees Celsius minimum and maximum of 39 degrees Celsius.
The highest heat index is expected to be felt in Borongan, Eastern Samar with 45 degrees Celsius.
The heat index is the measure of the temperature that a person feels in contrast to the actual air temperature.
Forecast Wind and Coastal Water Condition
The wind speed in the eastern sections of Luzon and Visayas will be moderate moving in the northeast to northwest while coastal waters will be moderate.
Mindanao and Palawan will experience light to moderate wind speed moving in the southwest to west direction while coastal waters will be slight to moderate.
For the rest of Luzon and Visayas, the wind speed forecast is slight to moderate moving in the northeast to northwest direction while coastal waters remain slight to moderate.
Sunrise will be at 5:26 a.m., sunset at 6:20 p.m. — BAP, GMA Integrated News
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