Fair weather prevails over PHL

November 14, 2013 12:41 pm 

MANILA, Nov. 14 — The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said that many parts of the country will experience generally fair weather on Thursday.

In an interview, PAGASA weather forecaster Glaiza Esculla said improving weather condition is expected as the low pressure area (LPA) is projected to be out of the Philippine area of responsibility Thursday morning. The LPA was supposed to be out on Wednesday evening but changed direction.

Escullar said the LPA will still bring rough seas in Palawan area.

As of 4:00 a.m, she said the LPA was estimated to be at 380 km Northwest of Puerto Princesa City, Palawan (11.6°N, 115.3°E), “which was already near the PAR line.”

She noted that the weather disturbance still has a possibility to re-intensify into a cyclone, while passing the West Philippine Sea towards Vietnam.

She said the eastern parts of Luzon and the Visayas will experience cloudy skies with light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms due to easterlies or warm winds from the east affecting these areas

She said that with the presence of the easterlies, localized thunderstorms are easily formed.

The rest of the country including Metro Manila will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms due to the effect of the “weak” northeast monsoon, she said.

He further noted that no tropical cyclone is expected to affect the country until Saturday.

For Thursday forecast, PAGASA said the regions of Cagayan Valley, Bicol and Eastern Visayas and the province of Aurora will experience cloudy skies with light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms.

PAGASA said that moderate to strong winds blowing from the east will prevail over Luzon and Eastern Visayas and the coastal waters along these areas will be moderate to rough.

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

PAGASA also issued gale warning strong to gale force winds due to northeast monsoon is expected to affect the northern seaboards of Northern Luzon.

"Fishing boats and other small sea crafts 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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