‘Amihan’, easterlies to bring isolated rains

THE northeast monsoon or “amihan,” and the easterlies will bring cloudy skies and isolated rains in several parts of the country, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Wednesday.

The weather bureau said cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms will prevail over Eastern Visayas, Sorsogon, and Masbate due to the easterlies.

Meanwhile, cloudy skies with rains are forecast over Cagayan Valley, Apayao, and Kalinga due to the effects of the northeast monsoon.

Flashfloods or landslides may occur in these areas during moderate to at times heavy rains, PAGASA warned.  

The “amihan” will likewise bring cloudy skies with light rains over Aurora and Northern Quezon.

On the other hand, Metro Manila, the rest of the Cordillera region, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, and the Ilocos Region will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated light rains.

The rest of the country will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms due to the easterlies and localized thunderstorms, PAGASA said.

Strong winds and rough coastal waters will be felt over Northern Luzon, while the rest of the archipelago will have light to moderate winds, and slight to moderate seas.

The temperature in Metro Manila will range from 24°C to 31°C; Baguio City, 15°C to 23°C; Laoag City, 24°C to 31C; Legazpi City, 25°C to 31°C; Metro Cebu, 25°C to 31°C; Puerto Princesa City, 25°C to 32°C; and Metro Davao, 25°C to 34°C. (PNA)