Many parts of the country will continue to experience generally good weather in the next three days, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on Monday.
PAGASA weather forecaster Aldczar Aurelio said that except in the eastern sections of the Visayas and Mindanao as well as parts of Luzon including Metro Manila, the rest of the country will have sunny to partly cloudy skies with possible afternoon or evening rains due to localized thunderstorms.
Aurelio said the easterlies would affect the eastern sections of the Visayas and Mindanao, bringing partly cloudy to cloudy skies with passing light to moderate rains.
He said the northeast monsoon, on the other hand, would bring partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated light rains in Northern and Central Luzon including Metro Manila.
Aurelio noted that Eastern Visayas and Davao Region will experience cloudy skies with light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms due to wind convergence.
He said the good weather was due to the absence of a weather disturbance inside or near the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) until Wednesday.
PAGASA expects “zero or at least one storm” to enter or form inside the Philippine territory this month.
The agency said the country’s first storm of the year will be named “Agaton”.
For Monday, temperature in Metro Manila will range from 21-31 degrees Celsius while in Baguio will be 12-23 degrees Celsius.
Moderate to strong winds blowing from the northeast will prevail over Northern and Central Luzon and the coastal waters along these areas will be moderate to rough.
Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate coming from the northeast with slight to moderate seas.
The strong to gale-force winds associated with the surge of the northeast monsoon affect the seaboards of Northern Luzon and the Eastern seabord of Central 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,” PAGASA warned. PNA