• Rains expected over Luzon due to northeast monsoon


    As the weather disturbance near Mindanao dissipates, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on Friday said the country will continue to be storm-free for the next two to three days or until weekend.

    In an interview, PAGASA Manny Mendoza said the low pressure area (LPA) that was formed near Mindanao Tuesday morning dispelled Thursday evening.

    Mendoza said that their is new weather disturbance in east of Mindanao but it cannot affect the country since its too far, adding that this will not intensify into a cyclone.

    The country will continue to be storm-free until weekend, he said.

    However, he noted that until Sunday, Northern Luzon and Central Luzon will experience cloudy skies with light rains because of northeast monsoon.

    Mendoza said the northeast monsoon is presently affecting Northern and Central Luzon.

    For Friday forecast, PAGASA said that Metro Manila, the regions of Cagayan Valley, Ilocos, Cordillera and Central Luzon will experience cloudy skies with light rains while the rest of the country will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.

    It added that moderate to strong winds from the northeast will prevail over Luzon and from the east to northeast over Eastern Visayas.

    The coastal waters along these areas will be moderate to rough.

    Elsewhere, it said winds will be light to moderate coming from the northeast with slight to moderate seas.

    PAGASA said strong to gale force winds associated with the northeast monsoon may affect the seaboards of northern and Central Luzon and the western seaboard of Southern Luzon.

    “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 said. PNA


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