Expect rainy weekend due to tail-end of cold front: PAGASA


The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on Friday said that most parts of the country will likely experience cloudy and rainy weather this weekend due to the tail-end of the cold front affecting the country.

In an interview, PAGASA weather forecaster Glaiza Escullar said that due to the effects of the northeast monsoon and tail-end of the cold front, most parts of Luzon including Metro Manila are projected to have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with passing light to moderate rains until Sunday due to the cold front affecting southern Luzon.

Visayas, on the other hand, will also have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with scattered light to moderate rains because of the cold front affecting the eastern portion of the Visayas.

She added that the low pressure area (LPA) that entered the country Thursday afternoon east of Mindanao has already dissipated.

With this development, Escullar said Mindanao will have fair weather.

In the next two to three days, she added that no weather disturbance is expected near the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR).

PAGASA expects one to two cyclones to affect the country for the month of December.

So far, 25 tropical cyclones have already entered the Philippine area of responsibility, the last of which was tropical depression “Zorayda.”

In its Friday forecast, Escullar said that Mimaropa, Bicol Region, Calabarzon and Visayas will experience cloudy skies with light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms while the regions of Ilocos, Cordillera and Cagayan Valley will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with light rains.

She added that Metro Manila and the rest of the country will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.

PAGASA said that moderate to strong winds blowing 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 Luzon and the eastern seaboards 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 said. PNA


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