PH still cyclone-free in the next 3 days – PAGASA

Published February 3, 2021, 6:48 PM

by Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) does not expect the formation of a low pressure area or tropical cyclone but the impacts of the northeast monsoon or “amihan” may still be felt, especially over the eastern parts of the country on Thursday, Feb.4. 


PAGASA weather specialist Chris Perez said monsoon rains may affect Aurora, Quezon, Albay, Catanduanes, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Sorsogon, Masbate, Eastern Samar, Northern Samar, and Samar.

Light amihan rains may also prevail in Batanes, Cagayan, Isabela, Quirino, Nueva Vizcaya, Apayao, Kalinga, Mountain Province, Ifugao, Oriental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur, and Dinagat Islands.

The rest of the country, including Metro Manila, will have “fair” weather due to partly cloudy to cloudy skies and some isolated light monsoon rains.

“We expect low daytime temperatures especially in Tuguegarao City and Legazpi City because these are the areas that are initially exposed to the effects of the amihan,” Perez said.

Citing the latest forecast of the numerical weather prediction model, Perez said the amihan will continue to be the dominant weather system that will prevail across the country until Saturday.

“We have observed that the prevailing winds continue to originate from the northeast. Generally, the amihan could still affect many parts of the country throughout the forecast period,” he added.

Perez also noted that a tropical cyclone development is not expected in the country in the next three days.