• Cloudy and rainy Monday as President Aquino delivers his 4th SONA

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    CLOUDY and rainy weather will continue to be experienced in many parts of the country Monday as President Benigno Aquino 3rd delivers his 4th state-of-the-nation address (SONA) in the afternoon before the joint session of the 16th Congress.

    The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said no storm is affecting the country as the low pressure areas (LPAs) hovering over the West Philippine Sea and off east of Mindanao both dissipated earlySunday morning.

    However, Pagasa weather forecaster Jori Loiz said partly cloudy to cloudy skies with passing isolated rains will be experienced in the afternoon or evening in Metro Manila today.

    Loiz said no cyclone or any weather disturbance is seen near the country until Tuesday.

    Until Tuesday, Loiz noted that parts of Mindanao and the Visayas will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with light to moderate rains because of an intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ).

    Some parts of southern Luzon, on the other hand, will also have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with light to moderate rains due to the effects of wind convergence.

    The rest of Luzon including Metro Manila, will be partly cloudy with possible passing rains in the afternoon or evening due to localized thunderstorms.

    In its advisory, Pagasa said that Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon), Mimaropa (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan, Bicol Region, Visayas and Mindanao will experience cloudy skies with light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms.

    It added that Metro Manila and the rest of the Luzon will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms.

    Pagasa also said that moderate to occasionally strong winds blowing from the southwest will prevail over the western section of Western Section of Southern Luzon and its coastal waters will be moderate to occasionally rough.

    Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate coming from the southwest to southeast with slight to moderate seas. PNA

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