Scattered rains over VisMin, Palawan due to trough of typhoon 'Nyatoh', 'amihan' brings light rains over parts of Luzon — PAGASA

Published December 3, 2021, 8:34 AM

by Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz


The typhoon with the international name “Nyatoh” continued to move away from the country’s area of responsibility but its trough or extension may bring scattered rain showers over Palawan, Mindanao, and parts of Visayas in the next 24 hours, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on Friday morning, Dec. 3.

Weather specialist Samuel Duran said the center of Nyatoh was located 1,645 kilometers east of northern Luzon at around 3 a.m.

It has slightly intensified with maximum sustained winds of 175 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 215 kph.

Duran said Nyatoh started to move towards the northeast away from the Philippine area of responsibility with a speed of 25 kph.

However, he noted that the trough of Nyatoh may bring scattered rain showers and thunderstorms over Mindanao, Eastern Visayas, Central Visayas, Negros Oriental, Negros Occidental, and the southern portion of Palawan including Kalayaan Island.

Those in these areas were warned against possible flash floods or landslides, especially in the event of moderate to, at times, heavy rains.

Meanwhile, the northeast monsoon, locally called “amihan,” may bring cloudy skies and light rains over Cagayan Valley, Cordillera Administrative Region, and Aurora.

Metro Manila and the rest of the country will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with chances of isolated light rains due to amihan.

A gale warning is in effect as of Friday morning due to strong to gale-force winds associated with the northeast monsoon, which may bring rough to very rough seas over the northern and eastern seaboards of Luzon, western coasts of northern and central Luzon, and eastern seaboards of Visayas and Mindanao.

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.