'Generally fair' weather seen during 4-day weekend: PAGASA

Patrick Quintos, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 01 2018 08:08 AM

MANILA -- The weather will be "generally fair" across the country from Thursday, the start of a 4-day weekend, when millions of Catholics are expected to flock to cemeteries to remember their dead, the state weather bureau said.

Ahead of the All Saints' Day and All Souls Day holidays, typhoon Rosita (Yutu) tore through North Luzon, dumping rains and causing landslides in areas that were devastated by Ompong (Mangkhut) in September. Some cemeteries near the Pampanga swamp lands were flooded on the eve of Nov. 1.

In Metro Manila and most parts of the country, there will be partly cloudy skies with scattered rains and thunderstorms, PAGASA said in its 4 a.m. bulletin.

Cloudy skies with scattered rains and thunderstorms are expected over Ilocos region, the Cordilleras, Batanes, and the Babuyan Group of Islands, PAGASA said.

Light rains may fall in the afternoon, Forecaster Jomalia Garrido told ABS-CBN News, adding the public should bring umbrellas.

The fair weather may continue throughout the weekend with no new typhoon brewing after Rosita, she said.

Thursday and Friday were declared as non-working holidays, prompting some to schedule vacations during the long weekend. Boracay, which reopened on Oct. 26, was fully booked, businessmen said.