NORTHEAST MONSOON BRINGS RAINS ON MONDAY

MANILA — Expect cloudy skies with rains in many parts of the country on Monday due to the northeast monsoon as it continues to be the dominant weather system affecting the country, according to Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

In an interview, PAGASA weather forecaster Glaiza Escullar said northeast monsoon prevails over Luzon.

She noted that with the strong northeast monsoon, expect low temperature in Metro Manila in the coming days.

The northeast monsoon will bring cloudy skies with light to moderate rains over Bicol Region, Calabarzon and the provinces of Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Samar while cloudy skies with light rains is expected over the regions of Cagayan Valley, Cordillera and the province of Aurora.

Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated light rains will be experienced over Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon while partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms will prevail over the rest of the country.

The state-run weather bureau also issued gale warning due to strong gale force wind as sea conditions are expected to be rough to very rough over the seaboards of Luzon and the Eastern seaboard of Visayas.

”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.

She said the agency has not seen any weather disturbance near the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) that may develop into tropical cyclone within the next three days or until Wednesday.

In its advisory, PAGASA said moderate to strong winds blowing from the northeast will prevail over Luzon and Visayas and the coastal waters along these areas will be moderate to rough. Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate coming from the northeast with slight to moderate seas. PNA/northboundasia.com