Traslacion attendees may have to endure light rains

Published January 7, 2019, 1:59 PM

by Patrick Garcia

By Ellalyn de Vera Ruiz

Black Nazarene devotees, who will be joining the annual Traslacion or procession may have to endure some light rains throughout Wednesday. January 9.

Based on the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration’s (PAGASA) special weather outlook for Metro Manila during the

Feast of the Black Nazarene, partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated light rains will prevail throughout the day over the metropolis.

However, it does not expect the formation of a low pressure area or tropical cyclone.

PAGASA said the northeast monsoon or “amihan” will persist over Luzon and Visayas in the next few days.

Aside from Metro Manila, the “amihan” will also bring partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated light rains over the rest of Luzon and Visayas.

Meanwhile, Mindanao will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers due to localized thunderstorms.

PAGASA warned the public to be alert against possible flooding and landslides over low-lying and mountainous areas during severe thunderstorms.

Due to the surge of “amihan”, a gale warning remains in effect as sea travel remains risky over the eastern seaboard Visayas.

PAGASA warned fisherfolk from setting sail into its coastline due to rough seas that will be dangerous for small sea crafts.

The rest of the country will have moderate to rough seas.