Luzon, Visayas will have cloudy skies with scattered rain showers

Published January 13, 2018, 2:24 PM

by Francine Ciasico

By Alexandria Dennise San Juan

Cloudy skies with scattered rain showers will prevail over Luzon and the Visayas as northeast monsoon and the tail-end of a cold front continue to affect the regions, the latest weather forecast stated.

Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) weather specialist Obet Badrina said Saturday that northeast monsoon will affect the northern Luzon bringing cloudy skies with scattered rains on the Cordillera Administrative Region, Cagayan Valley, and Aurora.

(photo by pixabay)
(photo by pixabay)

Northeast monsoon will also bring partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers over Metro Manila, Ilocos region, and parts of Central Luzon, and Calabarzon.

The weather specialist added that the effect of the northeast monsoon in Metro Manila will decrease starting Tuesday which will result in higher temperature.

In the latest weather forecast, Badrina also said there is still no low pressure area being monitored outside the Philippine area of responsibility as of today.

However cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms is expected to prevail over Bicol region, Eastern Visayas, Quezon, Surigao del Norte, and Dinagat Islands caused by the tail-end of a cold front.

Meanwhile, partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers will be felt in Mimaropa, and the rest of Visayas, and Mindanao, due to localized thunderstorms.

PAGASA warned the public that flooding or landslides due to light to moderate with at times heavy rains is possible among areas affected by the tail-end of a cold front and localized thunderstorms.

Badrina also said sea travel remains risky as strong to gale force winds coming from northeast will prevail over Luzon, and Eastern and Western Visayas due to the surge of northeast monsoon.

Coastal waters will be rough to very rough over the northern and eastern seaboards of Northern Luzon, eastern seaboard of Central Luzon, western seaboard of Northern and Central Luzon, seaboards of Southern Luzon, eastern seaboard of Visayas, and central and western seaboards of Visayas.

The state weather bureau advises fishing boats and other small sea craft not to venture out into the sea while larger sea vessels are alerted against big waves.