Most areas to experience cloudy skies with rains

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The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on Tuesday said that most parts of the country are likely to experience cloudy and rainy weather due to three weather systems now affecting the country.

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In an interview, PAGASA weather forecaster Connie Dadivas said that due to the effects of the northeast monsoon or “hangin amihan” and the diffused tail-end of the cold front, most parts of Luzon are projected to have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with passing light to moderate rains.

The tail-end of the cold front will also bring cloudy skies with light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms over the provinces of Aurora and Quezon.

Dadivas said the regions of Cagayan, Cordillera and Ilocos will be cloudy with light rains due to the northeast monsoon.

Eastern Mindanao, on the other hand, will have cloudy skies with light to moderate rains because of the trough of a low pressure area (LPA).

Dadivas 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.

In its advisory, PAGASA said that moderate to strong winds blowing from the northeast will prevail over Luzon. 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 a strong to gale-force winds associated with the northeast monsoon may affect the northern seaboards of Northern Luzon.

“Fishing boats and other small sea crafts 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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