Northeast monsoon continues to affect Luzon

March 6, 2013 10:44 am 

MANILA, March 6 — Light rains are expected over the country due to the northeast monsoon, according to Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on Wednesday.

PAGASA said the northeast monsoon continues to affect Luzon and no cyclone was expected over the country, although Metro Manila could experience "isolated" rain showers or thunderstorms. The temperature in Metro Manila ranges from 22-32 degrees Celsius.

In its advisory, PAGASA said the regions of Caraga, Davao and Socckscargen will have cloudy skies with light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms while Cagayan Valley, Bicol region and the provinces of Aurora and Quezon will be cloudy with light rain.

Metro Manila and the rest of the country will have partly cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms, it added.

Also, moderate to strong winds blowing from the northeast will prevail over Luzon and the eastern sections of Visayas and Mindanao.

The coastal waters along these areas will be moderate to rough, PAGASA said.

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 seaboards of Luzon and the eastern seaboard of Visayas.

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

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