‘Amihan’ intensifies, rains & cloudy skies expected Monday

Published January 27, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz

The northeast monsoon or “amihan” has slightly re-intensified and could bring isolated light rains over Northern Luzon until Tuesday.


Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) weather specialist Meno Mendoza said the “amihan” will likely bring partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated light rains in Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union, Pangasinan, Abra, Benguet, Ifugao, Kalinga, Mountain Province, Apayao, Batanes, Cagayan, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, and Quirino.

Meanwhile, the warm and humid easterly winds may prevail across Metro Manila and the rest of the country. Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers caused by the easterlies and localized thunderstorms could trigger flash floods or landslides over low-lying or mountainous areas.

PAGASA said the “amihan” will gradually affect Northern Luzon down to Mindanao towards the end of the week, bringing light rains and gale force winds over the eastern parts of the country.

As it progresses, the weather bureau said the “amihan” will pave the movement of the tail-end of cold front in the eastern section of Luzon and Visayas, causing cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms.

The rest of the country will continue to experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rains or thunderstorms.

PAGASA does not see the formation of a low pressure area or tropical cyclone inside the country’s area of responsibility in the next two to three days.

The weather bureau has not issued a gale warning thus fisherfolk and seafarers are safe to sail.

However, fisherfolk and seafarers were still alerted against possible moderate to rough seas that may affect the coast of extreme Northern Luzon, while light to moderate seas may prevail across the rest of the country.