Expect light rains over Luzon, Mindanao


The northeast monsoon and the trough of a low-pressure area will continue to induce light rains over parts of Luzon and Mindanao, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on Thursday.

The weather bureau said the northeast monsoon is affecting Northern Luzon while the trough of a low-pressure area (LPA) is affecting Southern Mindanao.

In its advisory, PAGASA said Davao Region, SOCSKSARGEN and Zamboanga Peninsula will have cloudy skies with light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms. Ilocos, Cordillera, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, Metro Manila, and Quezon province may expect cloudy skies with light rains.

PAGASA added the rest of the country will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.

PAGASA forecaster Connie Dadivas said there is no potential cyclone in or near the Philippine area of responsibility at this time.

It added that moderate to strong winds from the northeast will prevail over Luzon and its coastal waters will be moderate to rough.

Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate coming from the east to northeast with slight to moderate seas.

PAGASA also said strong to gale-force winds associated with the northeast monsoon may affect the seaboards of northern and Central Luzon and the western seaboard of 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 said. PNA


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