This year's Undas (All Saints' and All Souls' Days) will be cyclone-free but not quite rain-free, state weather forecasters said Monday.
PAGASA forecaster Nikos Peñaranda said there is no cyclone or weather disturbance that is likely to affect the country this week.
"Maganda ang panahon natin, wala tayong inaasahang bagyo o sama ng panahon ngayong linggong ito (We can expect relatively good weather. We do not expect any cyclone or weather disturbance this week)," Peñaranda said in an interview on dzBB radio.
He said the weather will particularly be fair in the Luzon and Visayas areas, though there may be rain in Mindanao.
There may also be brief rain showers or thunderstorms in Visayas and Mindanao but these will likely be isolated, he added.
"With the absence of any tropical disturbance inside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), the whole country will experience partly cloudy skies with brief rainshowers or thunderstorms, except for light rains over eastern Luzon (Cagayan Valley, Aurora, Quezon and Bicol Region).
Strong northeasterly winds are blowing over Luzon and a gale warning is in effect over the seaboards of northern Luzon due to rough coastal waters," said GMA resident meteorologist Nathaniel "Mang Tani" Cruz in an earlier report. — TJD, GMA News