Monsoon trough to bring rains over Luzon


Expect rains in most parts of the country including Metro Manila on Tuesday due to monsoon trough across Southern Luzon, according to Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

In an interview, PAGASA weather forecaster Aldczar Aurelio said the monsoon trough or extended cloudiness from the low pressure area will bring occasional rains over Metro Manila, Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon), Mimaropa (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan), Bicol region, Western Visayas and the provinces of Zambales and Bataan.

He added rest of the country will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.

Aurelio said the LPA still lingering inside the country and as of 4 a.m. was spotted some 990 km east of Appari, Cagayan.

Aurelio since the LPA still in the sea has high chance to intensify into tropical cyclone.

He added once the LPA develop into tropical depression inside the country it will be locally named “Inday” — the ninth tropical cyclone to enter the country this year.

In its advisory, PAGASA said moderate to strong winds blowing from the Southwest to West will prevail over Southern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao and the coastal waters along these areas will be moderate to rough.

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

The state weather bureau also issued gale warning as strong to gale force winds associated with the surge of southwest monsoon affecting western seaboard of Luzon and eastern seaboard of Visayas and Mindanao

“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


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