Cool winds may be felt over most parts of Luzon due to the prevailing northeast monsoon or “amihan,” the state weather bureau said Thursday, Oct. 28.
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said the amihan would be affecting Luzon.
“Kaya asahan natin ang malamig na hangin at ganun din ang mahihinang pag-ulan (So let’s expect cold winds as well as light rain),” weather specialist Aldczar Aurelio said.
Cloudy skies with rains may be experienced over Caraga, Western and Central Visayas due to the amihan.
Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated light rains may affect Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon due to the prevailing weather system.
As for the the rest of Visayas and Mindanao, partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms may be felt due to amihan and localized thunderstorms.
A gale warning has also been raised over the northern seaboard of Northern Luzon covering Batanes, Babuyan Islands, and the northern coast of Ilocos Norte.
The agency said strong to gale force winds associated with the amihan are expected to affect these areas, resulting to rough to very rough sea conditions.
Meanwhile, PAGASA is currently monitoring a tropical cyclone outside the Philippine area of responsibility.
Aurelio said typhoon “Malou” was last spotted 1,875 kilometers east of Extreme Northern Luzon, and is not expected to enter the country’s monitoring area.