• Good weather to prevail until Wednesday


    The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on Monday said that good weather will continue to prevail in many parts of the country for the first three days of the week.

    PAGASA weather forecaster Samuel Duran said they are not expecting any tropical cyclone to affect the country up to Wednesday.

    Based on the state weather bureau’s extended forecast, Duran said only the eastern sections of Southern and Central Luzon will be affected by the tail-end of the cold front, while Northern Luzon will feel the effect of the northeast monsoon or “hanging amihan” for the next two to three days.

    With the presence of the cold front, Duran noted that aside from partly cloudy to cloudy skies, the eastern portions of Southern and Central Luzon will have passing light to moderate rains.

    Northern Luzon, on the other hand, will continue to have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with light rains due to the northeast monsoon.

    Duran said the rest of the country including Metro Manila will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with possible afternoon or evening rains because of the localized thunderstorms.

    Duran noted that PAGASA still expects one to two more cyclones to enter the country before the year ends.

    In its Monday advisory, PAGASA said the provinces of Aurora and Quezon will have cloudy skies with light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms while the regions of Cagayan, Cordillera and Ilocos will be cloudy with light rains.

    It added that Metro Manila and the rest of the country will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.

    PAGASA said that moderate to strong winds blowing from the northeast to east will prevail over Northern and Central Luzon and coming from the Northeast over Southern Luzon. The coastal waters in these areas will be moderate to rough.

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

    PAGASA also issued gale warning as strong to gale force winds associated with the surge of the northeast monsoon is expected to affect the northern and eastern seaboard of Northern 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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