Rainy, cloudy skies over Luzon, E. Visayas due to northeast monsoon

By on February 4, 2015


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MANILA — The northeast monsoon or “hangin amihan”continues to be the dominant weather system affecting Luzon and Eastern Visayas on Wednesday.

Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said the cold northeast monsoon or “hanging amihan” is expected to bring cloudy skies with light rains over the regions of Cagayan Valley, Ilocos, Cordillera, Bicol and Eastern Visayas and the provinces of Aurora and Quezon.

The rest of Luzon including Metro Manila will have partly cloudy to at times cloudy skies with isolated light rains while the rest of the Visayas and Mindanao will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.

It added that moderate to strong winds blowing from the northeast will prevail over the whole archipelago with moderate to rough seas.

The state-run weather bureau also issued a gale warning with the presence of strong northeast monsoon as the sea condition will be rough to very rough due to strong to gale force winds is expected to affect the seaboards of Northern Luzon and the Eastern seaboards of Central and Southern Luzon, of Visayas and of Mindanao.

”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 warned.

Meanwhile, the minimum temperature in Metro Manila on Wednesday morning was recorded at 19.5 degrees Celsius at 6 a.m. which is higher compared to Tuesday’s minimum temperature at 18.0 degrees Celsius.

The 18.0 degrees Celsius recorded on Tuesday is so far the lowest temperature this year in Metro Manila.

Metro Manila’s temperature readings are being recorded daily in the vicinity of the PAGASA Science Garden in Diliman, Quezon City between 5 a.m. and 6 a.m.

PAGASA said the all-time lowest temperature recorded in Metro Manila was 14.9 degrees Celsius on March 1, 1963.

Meanwhile, in Baguio City, the lowest temperature so far this year was recorded at 9.8 degrees Celsius on Monday at 6 a.m., PAGASA said.

The country’s summer capital temperature for Wednesday will range from 10 to 22 degrees Celsius.

According to PAGASA’s climatological record, Baguio’s coldest temperature ever recorded was at 6.3 degrees on Jan. 18, 1961.