Northeast monsoon continues to bring light rains over Luzon, Visayas

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Most parts of the country including Metro Manila will continue to have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with passing light rains because of the effects of the cold northeast monsoon, according to Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on Saturday.

PAGASA weather forecaster Gener Quitlong said that northeast monsoon continues to be the dominant weather system affecting Luzon and Visayas.

He noted the country will continue to be spared from cyclones until Sunday.

PAGASA expects “zero to one” storm to enter the country this month.


In its advisory, PAGASA said Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon and Visayas will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated light rains while Mindanao will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.

Moderate to strong winds blowing from the northeast will prevail over Luzon, Visayas and Eastern Mindanao 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.

The state weather bureau also issued gale warning as strong to gale-force winds associated with the northeast monsoon, will affect the eastern seaboard of Central and Southern Luzon and of Visayas.

“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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