Cloudiness, rain likely till Wednesday

Cloudiness, rain likely till Wednesday

MANILA — Cloudy skies with moderate to occasionally heavy rains and thunderstorms, which may trigger flash floods and landslides will be experienced over Bicol and Eastern Visayas regions, as well as Aurora, Quezon and Palawan provinces, Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration(PAGASA) said in its 24-hour forecast released Tuesday afternoon.

Cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and isolatedthunderstorms will prevail over rest of MIMAROPA Region and of the Visayas.

PAGASA located the low pressure area at some 230 kms southeast of Palawan’s Puerto Princesa City as of 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Cloudy skies with light to moderate rains are expected over Metro Manila, Cagayan Valley and rest of Central Luzon and of CALABARZON.

The northeast monsoon or “amihan” is affecting Northern and Central Luzon.

“Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated light rains will be experienced over rest of Luzon while partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms will prevail over Mindanao,” PAGASA also said.

Moderate to strong winds from the northeast will prevail over Luzon and Visayas where coastal waters will be moderate to rough.

“Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate coming from the southeast to east with slight to moderate seas,” PAGASA said.

PAGASA expects strong to gale-force winds associated with surge of “amihan” to affect Northern Luzon’s northern and eastern seaboards covering Batanes province, Calayan and Babuyan islands, Cagayan province, northern coast of Ilocos Norte province and Isabela province.

In its gale warning 2 released Tuesday, PAGASA said expected 52 kph to 63 kph winds can fan there rough to very rough seas and waves up to 4.5 meters high.

“Fishing boats and other small seacraft are advised not to venture out into sea while larger sea vessels are alerted against big waves,” PAGASA added. Catherine Teves/PNA-northboundasia.com