Easterlies, ‘amihan’ to bring isolated rains over PH

Published March 2, 2021, 12:12 PM

by Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz

The northeast monsoon or “amihan” may affect extreme Northern Luzon, while the easterlies will prevail across Southern Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao in the next 24 hours, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on Tuesday morning, March 2.

PAGASA weather specialist Meno Mendoza said the amihan has slightly re-intensified but may only prevail over Batanes and Babuyan Islands.

These areas may have partly cloudy to cloudy skies and isolated light rains.

The warm and humid easterly winds may also bring partly cloudy to cloudy skies and isolated rain showers over the rest of the country, including Metro Manila.

Mendoza warned of possible flash floods or landslides in case severe thunderstorms occur in the afternoon or evening. 

PAGASA has issued a gale warning on Tuesday due to strong gale force winds associated with the amihan.

The northern seaboard of Northern Luzon, particularly Batanes and Babuyan Islands, will be rough to very rough.

Fishing boats and other small sea vessels were advised to prevent from travelling out to sea, while larger sea vessels were asked to remain alert against big waves due to risky sea travel over these waters.