Luzon weather to brighten up as typhoon moves further away from PH
MANILA, Philippines — Parts of Luzon may see generally fair weather starting Tuesday as Typhoon Hagupit (formerly called Dindo) continues to move further away from the country, state meteorologists said on Monday.
The latest updates from the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) showed that Hagupit’s northward movement would mean a lesser influence on the southwest monsoon or Habagat, which would mean less cloudy skies.
However, western parts of Luzon including Central Luzon and some areas in Metro Manila would still experience monsoon rains overnight.
“Magkakaroon na ng gradual improvement ng weather dito sa Luzon sapagkat hihina ‘yong Habagat, at sa tuluyang paglayo ng bagyong si Typhoon Hagupit ay hihina rin ‘yong impluwensiya niya sa Habagat,” senior weather specialist Chris Perez said.
(There would be a gradual improvement of weather here in Luzon because the southwest monsoon would weaken, and with the movement of Typhoon Hagupit away from the country, its influence on the Habagat would weaken too.)
“So makakaranas tayo ng bahagyang maulap hanggang sa maulap na kalangitan, generally maaliwalas na panahon sa nakakalaking bahagi ng Luzon, pero may tsansa pa rin ng pulo-pulong dagliang pag-ulan lalo na sa dakong hapon o gabi,” he added.
(So we may experience a slightly cloudy to cloudy skies, generally fair weather for huge parts of Luzon although there is still a chance of isolated short rains especially by afternoon and night.)
Temperatures in Metro Manila, Tuguegarao, and Legazpi City would be in between 25 to 33 degrees Celsius, while it may play around 21 to 23 degrees in Tagaytay City.
Meanwhile, parts of Visayas and Mindanao especially on its eastern side would see cloudy skies and rains due to the approach of the low-pressure area, last located 365 kilometers east southeast of Davao City.
Slightly colder weather may be felt in the eastern side of the said areas, with temperatures in Tacloban ranging from 26 to 30 degrees Celsius, 24 to 30 degrees in Cagayan de Oro, and 25 to 32 degrees in Davao City, Iloilo City, and Cebu City.
A gale warning is still raised over the northern and western seaboards of Luzon, from Babuyan Island’s seas to La Union and Pangasinan’s coastlines, as waves may reach as high as 4.5 meters.
This means that small seacrafts are not allowed to set sail in the said areas.
Central Luzon and Palawan’s western seas and the eastern Luzon seaboard would see a moderate to rough condition while the rest of the country would experience moderate sea conditions. [ac]
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