Northeast monsoon brings light rains over extreme N. Luzon — PAGASA

February 9, 2013 9:43 am 

MANILA, Feb. 9 — The country can expect fair weather condition on Saturday as the low-pressure area hovering near General Santos City has dissipated, according to the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

According to weather forecaster Fernando Cada, theintrusion of the cold winds of the northeast monsoon on the potential cyclone has broken off its circulation.

Extreme Northern Luzon continues to be affected by the northeast monsoon as Batanes and the Calayan group of islands will experience cloudy skies with light rains.

The rest of the country will be partly cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms particularly over Bicol Region, Eastern Visayas, CARAGA and Davao Region.

In its advisory, PAGASA said that moderate to strong winds blowing from the northeast will prevail over Luzon, Eastern Visayas and Eastern Mindanao and the coastal waters along these areas will be moderate to rough.

Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate coming from the northeast with slight to moderate seas.

Meanwhile, PAGASA said strong to gale-force winds associated with the northeast monsoon may affect the northern and western seaboards of Northern Luzon.

"Fishing boats and other small seacraft are advised not to venture out into the sea while larger sea vessels are alerted against big waves," it said. (PNA)

LAM/CLTC

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