Most parts of the country will experience cloudy skies with light rains due to the tail-end of the cold front and northeast monsoon or “hangin amihan”, the state weater bureau said on Thursday.
In a interview, PAGASA weather forecaster Connie Dadivas said the tail-end of the cold front is affecting Southern Luzon and Eastern Visayas while light monsoon rains over Northern and Central Luzon including Metro Manila.
She added that the Bicol region and Eastern Visayas will experience cloudy skies with light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms while Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon will have cloudy skies with light rains.
It added the rest of the country will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.
Dadivas said the cloud cluster over the Pacific Ocean has intensified into a low pressure area (LPA).
He said the LPA has a high chance to become a tropical depression although it is too far to affect the country, .
PAGASA still expects one to two more storms to enter the country before the year ends.
She added that based on the extended forecast of the agency, they are not expecting any storm to affect the country until weekend.
In the next two to three days, Dadivas said the whole country will just experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with light rains.
Meanwhile, she said that the cool early morning temperatures are expected to drop even further in the next few weeks as the northeast monsoon is not due to peak till January.
She said said temperatures in parts of the country continue to go down due to the northeast monsoon.
Temperatures in Baguio City were recorded at 14.2 degrees Celsius Wednesday while 24 degrees Celsius in Manila.
For Thursday, temperature in Metro Manila will range between 23-30 degrees Celsius and 14-23 degrees Celsius in Baguio City.
In its advisory, PAGASA said moderate to strong winds from the northeast will prevail over Luzon and Eastern Visayas and the coastal waters along these areas will be moderate to rough.
Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate coming from the northeast to north with slight to moderate seas, it added.
PAGASA said strong to gale-force winds may expected to affect the seaboards of Northern Luzon and the eastern seaboard of Central and Southern Luzon.
“Fishing boats and other small seacrafts are advised not to venture out into the sea while larger sea vessels are alerted against big waves,” it advised. PNA