Shear line to bring scattered rains over parts of northern Luzon


Cloudy skies, scattered rain showers, and thunderstorms may prevail over several provinces in northern Luzon due to the shear line--a region where warm and cold winds converge, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on Saturday, Jan. 29.

PAGASA warned those in Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Batanes, and Cagayan to stay vigilant against possible flash floods or landslides due to the occurrence of moderate to at times heavy rains.

Meanwhile, Metro Manila and the rest of the country will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms due to the combined effects of the shear line and warm easterly winds.

PAGASA also warned that flash floods or landslides may sometimes occur during severe thunderstorms.

Weather specialist Ezra Bulquerin said the country will have generally good weather due to the absence of cyclones in the next two to three days.

He said the low pressure area or LPA outside the country's area of responsibility has no direct effect to any part of the country.

Meanwhile, the resurgence of the northeast monsoon or "amihan" is expected in the coming week.