Expect cloudy to partly cloudy skies to prevail in Northern Luzon Tuesday, with the northeast monsoon or “hanging amihan’ affecting the northern part of the island which includes Cagayan Valley, Cordillera and Ilocos regions
Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said Cagayan Valley, Cordillera and Ilocos regions will experience partly cloudy to at times cloudy skies with isolated light rains.
The northeast monsoon is the cold air from Siberia, Russia that blows into the country every mid-October and further strengthens every mid-December.
Metro Manila area will also have partly cloudy to cloudy skies, accompanied by isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms mainly on the eastern section.
For the other parts of the country, easterlies — warm wind blowing from the east — will continue to affect the eastern section of Southern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.
Moderate to strong winds coming from the northeast will prevail over Northern and Central Luzon, while the coastal waters along these areas will be moderate to rough, as PAGASA has issued a 24-hour gale warning in the northern and western seaboards of North Luzon.
A gale warning advises fishermen to stay out of the sea for the meantime, due to harsh conditions created by winds to the ocean.
Meanwhile, other areas will be visited by light to moderate winds, blowing from the east, matched with slight to moderate seas. PNA