Rain showers to prevail across PH due to 'amihan,' easterlies

By Ma. Cristina Arayata

November 28, 2023, 8:25 am

MANILA – Several areas in the country will experience rain showers caused by the northeast monsoon or "amihan" and the easterlies, the weather bureau said Tuesday.

"It will rain often today because of the easterlies, and severe thunderstorms are also likely," Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) forecaster Patrick del Mundo said.

He cautioned the public, especially those in the eastern part of the country, against possible flooding and landslides as a result of severe thunderstorms.

The easterlies will bring scattered rain showers and landslides over the Bicol Region, Aurora, Quezon, Northern Samar, and Eastern Samar.

The northeast monsoon will cause rains over Batanes, Cagayan, and Isabela.

Moderate to heavy rains in these areas could also result in flash floods and landslides.

The northeast monsoon will likewise cause isolated rain showers and thunderstorms over the Ilocos and Cordillera regions, and the rest of Cagayan Valley.

PAGASA, meanwhile, forecast isolated rain showers over the rest of the country due to the easterlies and thunderstorms.

Del Mundo said no low-pressure area was seen to affect the country.

Moderate to strong winds and moderate to rough seas will prevail across Luzon.

Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate with slight to moderate seas, PAGASA said. (PNA)