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Ridge of high pressure area affecting eastern sections of Northern, Central Luzon

The ridge of a high pressure area is extending over the eastern sections of Northern and Central Luzon on Monday, PAGASA said.

This means lesser clouds are being formed over the affected areas.

"Kapag meron tayong ridge o ito ang bahagi ng high pressure area, ang kaibahan nito sa low pressure area ay mas walang masyadong nabubuang kaulapan. Kasi kung ang low pressure area ay nagkakaroon ng papasok na hangin at nagkakaroon ng kaulapan, ang ridge of high pressure area ay papalabas naman ang hangin kaya wala masyadong kaulapan na nabubuo dito sa area kung saan meron tayong ridge ng high pressure area," DOST-PAGASA weather specialist: Obet Badrina said in the weather bureau's public weather forecast aired early Monday.

(When there is a ridge of high pressure area, not much clouds are being formed because the winds are going outward. This is in contrast to a low pressure area wherein the winds are going inward and clouds are formed.)

As a result of the ridge of high pressure area, there is little chance for rain in Northern Luzon, he added.

Metro Manila and the rest of the country will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms due to localized thunderstorms. During severe thunderstorms, flash floods or landslides may result.

The rest of the country, especially the eastern section of Southern Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, are being affected by the easterlies, Badrina said.

Coastal waters will be slight to moderate throughout the country.

Sunrise was at 5:52 a.m. while sunset will be at 6:08 p.m. —KG, GMA Integrated News