Cloudiness, rains still forecast for PHL

January 7, 2014 11:23 am 

MANILA, Jan. 7 –- The government’s weather agency forecast cloudiness and some rain in the country within the next 24 hours (until 5:00 a.m. Wednesday) and urged caution in sailing due to expected moderate to rough waters in Luzon and Visayas.

”The Visayas and Mindanao will experience cloudy skies with light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms,” the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said in its 5:00 a.m. 24-hour weather forecast released Tuesday.

PAGASA attributed such expected conditions to the trough of a low pressure area that is affecting Mindanao.

”Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated light rains,” PAGASA continued.

The northeast monsoon or ‘amihan’ wind associated with cloudiness and rains is already affecting Luzon, PAGASA noted.

’Amihan’ affects the country’s eastern portions from October to late March.

”Moderate to strong winds blowing from the northeast will prevail over the eastern sections of Southern Luzon and the Visayas and the coastal waters along these areas will be moderate to rough,” as PAGASA further reminded the public to take precaution when sailing.

In other areas of the country, PAGASA said winds will be “light to moderate” coming from the northeast with slight to moderate seas.(PNA)



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