'Amihan', easterlies to bring rains over parts of PH Monday

By Ma. Cristina Arayata

December 4, 2023, 8:03 am

<p><em>(PNA file photo)</em></p>

(PNA file photo)

MANILA – Some areas in the country will experience rains due to the northeast monsoon or "amihan" and the easterlies, the weather bureau said Monday.

The easterlies will bring scattered rain showers and thunderstorms over Aurora and Quezon.

Moderate to heavy rains may result in flash floods or landslides, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) warned in its 5 a.m. bulletin.

The northeast monsoon, on the other hand, will bring rains over Batanes and Cagayan, and isolated light rains over the Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region and the rest of Cagayan Valley.

PAGASA forecasts Metro Manila and the rest of the country to experience isolated rain showers caused by the easterlies and localized thunderstorms.

Flash floods and landslides are also possible during severe thunderstorms, it added.

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

Mariners of small seacraft are urged to take precautionary measures when venturing out to the northern and western seaboards of Northern Luzon due to moderate to rough seas.

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