The tail-end of the cold front will induce light rains over Luzon while rains are also expected in Eastern Mindanao due to the trough of a low pressure area (LPA) affecting Mindanao, the state weather bureau said on Wednesday.
PAGASA weather forecaster Connie Dadivas said the LPA was still over south of Mindanao or below the island’s landmass, outside the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR).
In a interview, she said that they do not expect the LPA to intensify into a cyclone and enter the Philippine territory anymore.
Dadivas added that it was likely that the Christmas holidays would be cyclone-free but only with “light rains.”
For Wednesday forecast, PAGASA said that Batanes, Calayan, Aurora, Quezon, Bicol and Caraga will experience cloudy skies with light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms.
It added Metro Manila and the rest of the country will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.
Meanwhile, moderate to strong winds from the southeast to northeast will prevail over Luzon and Visayas, causing moderate to rough coastal waters along these areas.
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 will affect the northern 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