Tail-end of cold front, northeast monsoon continues to bring rains over PH


Cloudy and rainy weather would still prevail in many parts of the country for the next two to three days because of the tail-end of a cold front and northeast monsoon, the state weather bureau said on Tuesday.

In a interview, PAGASA weather forecaster Joey Figuracion said the eastern section of the country will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with passing light to moderate rains due to the cold front.

He added that Bicol region and the provinces of Aurora and Quezon will experience cloudy skies with light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms.

Figuracion said that due to the northeast monsoon, the regions of Ilocos, Cordillera and Cagayan Valley will have cloudy skies with light rains.

He added the rest of the country including Metro Manila will also experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with possible afternoon or evening rains due to localized thunderstorms.

Figuracion said that throughout the week, the weather bureau is not seeing any low pressure area (LPA) near Philippine territory that may intensify into a tropical cyclone.

But he said PAGASA still expects one to two storms to hit the country this month.

Meanwhile, Figuracion said that the cool early morning temperatures are expected to drop even further in the next few weeks as the northeast monsoon is not due to peak till January or February.

He said Metro Manila’s temperature low on Monday was 21.8 degrees Celsius recorded at 6:00 a.m.

For Tuesday, the temperature in Metro Manila will be 22-31 degrees Celsius.

So far, he said the lowest temperature for this year recorded in Metro Manila was 20.7 degrees Celsius last Nov. 9.

The cold season in the country runs from December through February.

In Baguio City, he said the temperature will range 14-23 degrees Celsius and the country’s summer capital is expected to have colder temperature in the coming weeks.

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

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

PAGASA also issued strong to gale-force winds associated with the northeast monsoon will affect the seaboards of Northern Luzon and the eastern seaboard of Central and 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,” the state weather bureau warned. PNA


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