The northeast monsoon, locally called “amihan,” could bring partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated light rains over some areas in northern Luzon in the next 24 hours, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on Monday morning, Nov. 22.
In particular, Batanes, Ilocos Norte, Apayao, and Cagayan may experience partly cloudy to cloudy conditions with chances of rain showers due to the prevalence of the amihan.
Meanwhile, mostly fair weather conditions may persist across the rest of the country.
PAGASA said that Metro Manila and the rest of the country will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms.
The State weather bureau, however, warned that severe thunderstorm activities may sometimes trigger flash floods or landslides.
Moreover, a gale warning was in effect as of Monday morning due to strong to gale-force winds associated with the northeast monsoon.
Wind associated with the northeast monsoon may bring rough to very rough seas over the northern seaboards of northern Luzon, particularly over the seas of Batanes, Calayan, and Babuyan, northern coast of Cagayan, and the northern coast of Ilocos Norte.
PAGASA said fishing boats and other small seacrafts should not venture out into the sea while larger sea vessels should watch out for big waves.
Weather specialist Aldczar Aurelio said there is no low pressure area or LPA inside the country’s area of responsibility, based on the PAGASA’s latest forecast.