The northeast monsoon continues to affect Luzon as the regions of Cagayan Valley, Cordillera, Bicol, Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, batangas, Rizal and Quezon) and the provinces of Aurora, Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Quezon will experience cloudy skies with light rains Wednesday.
Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) weather forecaster Jun Galang said the cold northeast monsoon or “hanging amihan” is expected to bring partly cloudy to at times cloudy skies with isolated light rains in Luzon including Metro Manila.
”The effect of northeast monsoon concentrates will bring cold mornings in some parts of Luzon including Metro Manila and the northeast monsoon usually peaks from mid-January to mid-February,” Galang told the Philippines News Agency (PNA).
“So, the public should expect chillier mornings in the coming weeks,” he noted.
Galang said the minimum temperature in Metro Manila on Wednesday morning was recorded at 22.5 degrees Celsius at 5 a.m.
He said that it was higher compared to Tuesday’s minimum temperature of 18.1 degrees Celsius.
“Medyo cloudy tayo ngayon kaya nakulob yung init at tumaas yung temperature,” Galang explained.
Metro Manila’s temperature readings are being recorded daily in the vicinity of the PAGASA Science Garden in Diliman, Quezon City between 5 a.m. and 6 a.m.
He said that the temperature recorded on Tuesday in Metro Manila is so far the lowest for this year.
PAGASA said the all-time lowest temperature recorded in Metro Manila was at 14.9 degrees Celsius on March 1,1963.
Galang said the lowest temperature for this year was recorded in Baguio at 10.4 degress Celsius on Tuesday morning.
Baguio City, the country’s summer capital, continues to experience chilly temperature as Wednesday temperature will range from13 to 22 degrees Celsius.
According to the PAGASA’s climatological record, Baguio’s coldest temperature ever recorded was at 6.3 degrees on January 18, 1961.
Galang said there is no weather disturbance seen near the Philippine Area of Responsibility that will intensify into tropical cyclone until the end of the month.
He noted that the next tropical cyclone will affected the country will be locally named “Betty”.
For Wednesday forecast, the rest of Luzon including Metro Manila will have partly cloudy to at times cloudy skies with isolated light rains while Visayas and Mindanao will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.
It added moderate to strong winds blowing from the northeast will prevail over Luzon and Visayas 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. PNA