The trough of a low-pressure area (LPA) and tail-end of cold front will continue to induce light rains over the parts of Visayas and Mindanao, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on Wednesday.
In an interview, PAGASA weather forecaster Aldczar Aurelio said the tail-end of the cold front is affecting Eastern Visayas while the trough of LPA affecting Eastern Mindanao.
Aurelio said the LPA is still outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) but has a chance of intensifying into a cyclone since it is still in the sea.
He added that the agency continues to monitor the LPA which will be named “Caloy”, the third cyclone of the year, in case it intensifies into a tropical depression.
Due to the trough of the LPA, the provinces of Caraga and Davao will have cloudy skies with light to moderate rainshowers and isolated thunderstorms, he said.
Aurelio said the tail end of the cold front will also bring cloudy skies with light to moderate rains over Eastern Visayas.
The tail-end of a cold front is the front boundary of two air masses, which produces clouds and rain.
On the other hand, Aurelio said the presence of the strong northeast monsoon will bring cold weather with light rains over the provinces of Quezon and Bicol region. Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated light rains and the rest of the country will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.
In its advisory, PAGASA said that moderate to strong winds blowing from the northeast will prevail over Luzon and Eastern Visayas and the coastal waters along these areas 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 issued gale warning as strong to gale-force winds associated with the northeast monsoon, will affect the seaboards of Northern Luzon and eastern seaboards of 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 warned. PNA