The weather has started to improve in most parts of the country except in the western section of Luzon which will continue to experience cloudy skies with light rains due to southwest monsoon, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said on Wednesday.
Weather forecaster Samuel Duran said the weather is expected to improve but with isolated rainshowers due to localized thunderstorms.
Duran added they have not seen any weather disturbance to develop near the country but the agency will continue its monitoring.
In its advisory, Pagasa said the regions of Ilocos and Cordillera and the provinces of Cagayan, Zambales, Bataan, Batanes and Babuyan group of islands will experience cloudy skies with light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms.
It added that the rest of country, including Metro Manila, will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with possible passing rains due to localized thunderstorms.
Pagasa also said that moderate to strong winds blowing from the southwest to south will prevail over the western section of Luzon and Visayas and the coastal waters along these areas will be moderate to rough.
Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate coming from the southeast to south with slight to moderate seas.
The state weather agency also warned fishermen, especially those using small sea crafts are still not advised to venture out to the western seaboards of Northern and Central Luzon while larger sea vessels are alerted against big waves due to strong to gale force winds associated with the surge of southwest monsoon. PNA