'Amihan' prevails over Northern, C. Luzon, easterlies over rest of PH

By Jose Cielito Reganit

December 1, 2023, 7:02 am

MANILA – The northeast monsoon or “amihan” will bring cloudy skies and isolated rains over Northern and Central Luzon while other parts of the country will experience partly cloudy skies with some rain showers, the weather bureau said Friday.

In its 4 a.m. bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Aurora, Isabela, Apayao, Batanes, and Cagayan, including Babuyan Islands, will experience cloudy skies with rains due to the effects of the northeast monsoon.

PAGASA warned of flash floods or landslides in these areas during moderate to at times heavy rains.

The northeast monsoon will also bring partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated light rains over the Ilocos Region, the rest of Central Luzon, the rest of the Cordillera region, and the rest of Cagayan Valley.

On the other hand, Metro Manila and the rest of the country will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms due to the easterlies or localized thunderstorms.

Severe thunderstorms may result in flash floods or landslides in vulnerable areas, PAGASA said.

Moderate to strong winds and moderate to rough coastal waters will be experienced over Luzon, while the Visayas and Mindanao will have light to moderate winds and slight to moderate seas.

The temperature in Metro Manila will range from 25°C to 33°C; Baguio City, 17°C to 25°C; Laoag City, 26°C to 33°C; Legazpi City, 25°C to 32°C; Metro Cebu, 27°C to 32°C; Puerto Princesa City, 25°C to 32°C; and Metro Davao, 25°C to 33°C. (PNA)