• Cold and rainy day because of ‘amihan’


    It will be a cold and rainy Monday in most of the country due to the effects of the northeast monsoon.

    The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said partly cloudy to cloudy skies with light rains will continue to prevail because of the northeast monsoon or hanging amihan, a mass of cold air that blows in from Siberia  from early November to mid-March.

    The amihan will bring cloudy skies and passing light rains over parts of the Visayas and Luzon including Metro Manila, until Wednesday.

    Mindanao  will be cloudy with possible afternoon or evening rains.

    The first three days of the week will continue to be storm-free but PAGASA is monitoring a low pressure area (LPA) which has remained almost stationary over the Pacific Ocean.

    The LPA has a high chance of becoming a tropical depression. Once it does it will be named “Caloy,” the first cyclone to affect the country this month and the third for this year.

    PAGASA expects at least one storm this month.

    Moderate to strong winds will blow from the northeast and coastal waters will be moderate to rough.



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