• Northeast monsoon continues to bring light rains over PH

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    Most parts of the Visayas and Luzon, 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, the state weather forecaster said on Thursday.

    In an interview, Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) weather forecaster Connie Dadivas said the regions of Cagayan Valley, Bicol, Eastern Visayas and the provinces of Quezon and Aurora will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with light rains while Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon and Visayas will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated light rains due to northeast monsoon.

    She also said Mindanao will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.

    She added the trough or extended cloudiness of low pressure area (LPA) no longer affects Mindanao because it’s now too far.

    Dadivas said the weather disturbance at the moment has a “slim chance” of entering the country.

    She added that no more storms are expected to hit the country this month.

    In the next three days, Dadivas noted that fair weather with cloudy and light rains will prevail in most parts of the country.

    In its advisory, PAGASA said that moderate to strong winds blowing from the northeast will prevail throughout the archipelago and the coastal waters will be moderate to rough.

    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 the Southern Luzon and Visayas which include the Quezon Province including Polillo Island, Camarines Provinces, Catanduanes, eastern coast of Albay, eastern coast of Sorsogon, Samar and Leyte provinces and the eastern seaboard of Mindanao including the provinces of Surigao, Davao Oriental, Dinagat Province and Siargao Island.

    “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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