Luzon enjoys cold breeze of ‘Amihan’

Marje Pelayo   •   December 13, 2019   •   355

MANILA, Philippines – The northeast monsoon or ‘hanging Amihan’ is bringing cold breeze to Luzon while the easterlies are affecting the eastern sections of Visayas and Mindanao, the state weather service PAGASA said.

Cloudy skies with light rains is expected in the areas of Cordillera Administrative Region, Cagayan Valley, and the provinces of Aurora and Quezon on Friday (December 13) with windy conditions in coastal and mountainous areas due to the effects of the Northeast Monsoon.

Meanwhile, portions of Visayas, Caraga and Palawan will experience cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms due to the effects of the easterlies.

Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon, on the other hand, will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated light rains throughout the day.

The rest of the country may expect partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers due to localized thunderstorms.

During such weather condition, flashfloods and landslides may happen in affected areas so residents are still advised to take appropriate measures.

Meanwhile, the temperature at Science Garden in Quezon City may range from 24.4’C to 30.2’C throughout the day.  

LPA affecting Visayas, parts of Mindanao

Marje Pelayo   •   February 6, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – State weather agency PAGASA is monitoring a low-pressure area (LPA) near the southern island of Mindanao.

As of 4:00 a.m. Thursday (February 6), the weather system was located at 705 k.m. east of Davao City.

The trough of the LPA is currently bringing cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms in areas of Visayas, CARAGA, Northern Mindanao and the entire Davao Region.

Meanwhile, the Northeast Monsoon (Amihan) is seen affecting Luzon particularly Cagayan Valley, Cordillera Administrative Region, Bicol Region, Aurora, and Quezon where cloudy skies with light rains can be observed.

Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers will prevail over Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon due to Amihan.

Similar conditions will also be experienced in other areas of Mindanao due to localized thunderstorms.

Colder temperature expected in Baguio until February

Maris Federez   •   January 24, 2020

Baguio City expects to experience colder temperatures in the coming days as an effect of the northeast monsoon.

The City of Pines recorded the lowest temperature of 11.4˚Celsius on January 3. It was felt once again on Wednesday morning (Jan. 22).

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) Baguio City Station said that apart from the scattered rain showers that will be experienced in the city and the whole of Benguet this month, they expect the temperature to even drop much lower until February.

“Meron tayong forecast nga ng light rains due to northeast monsoon. So mga ibang parte ng Cordillera, specially dito sa Benguet, may mga pag-uulan din, pag ambon, at ito’y magpapatuloy pa hanggang sa susunod na buwan ng February, kasi karamihan naman sa pinakamababa natin na temperatura natin sa February. Ito yung talaga pinakanairerecord natin,” said city weather specialist Engr. Larry Esperanza.

Meanwhile, the temperature at Mt. Cabuyao in Sto. Tomas, Benguet has dropped to 8.2 ˚Celsius.

Despite the freezing cold in the city, business in Burnham Park and other destinations in Baguio is peaking with the influx of tourists in the area. — (from the report of Correspondent Grace Doctolero) /mbmf

‘Ursula’ further weakens, likely to exit PAR on Saturday

Marje Pelayo   •   December 26, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – State weather service PAGASA forecast slight weakening of Typhoon Ursula (International name Phanfone) as it further moves west-northwestward over the West Philippine Sea.

As of 10:00 AM Thursday (December 26), the weather system was located at 235 km Northwest of Coron, Palawan with maximum sustained winds of 120 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 150 kph.

Still, tropical cyclone wind signals (TCWS) #1 remains hoisted over the northwestern portion of Occidental Mindoro including Lubang Island and Calamian Islands where winds of up to 30 to 60 kph is expected to prevail in 36 hours.

Residents in these areas are advised to take appropriate measures for possible landslides and flashfloods while sea travel remains at high risk over the seaboards of areas under Signal #1 due to rough sea conditions.

Meanwhile, PAGASA already lifted for Bataan, Cavite, Batangas, Oriental Mindoro, the rest of Occidental Mindoro, and the rest of extreme northern Palawan.

Through the day, light to moderate with intermittent heavy rains will prevail over northern portion of Palawan including Calamian Islands and Lubang Island.

Central Luzon, Metro Manila, Rizal, and Northern Quezon, likewise, will experience cloudy skies with scattered rains.

According to PAGASA, Ursula is expected to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Saturday (28 December) morning.

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