PAGASA cautions vs. "rough" waters in Luzon, Visayas

January 7, 2014 11:23 am 

MANILA, Jan. 7 – The government’s weather agency warned about sailing in waters off the eastern seaboards of southern Luzon and the Visayas, expecting “rough to very rough” sea conditions with waves 3.4- to 4.5-meter high due to strong to gale force winds from the prevailing northeast monsoon or ‘hanging amihan.’

”Fishing boats and other small seacraft are advised not to venture out into the sea while larger sea vessels are alerted against big waves,” PAGASA said in its 5:00 a.m. gale warning issued Tuesday.

PAGASA expects 52 kph to 63 kph winds in the eastern seaboards covering the Camarines provinces, Catanduanes province, and the eastern coast of Albay, Sorsogon and Quezon provinces including Polillo Island as well as Samar and Leyte provinces.

Cloudy skies with light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms are forecast in the areas, PAGASA added.

The northeast monsoon associated with cloudiness and rains is already affecting Luzon, PAGASA noted.

PAGASA added ’amihan’ affects the country’s eastern portions from October to late March. (PNA)



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