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Eastern parts of PH to see rains brought by frontal system, amihan

/ 07:26 PM November 23, 2020

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MANILA, Philippines — The eastern part of the country may see rains and thunderstorms as the tail end of a frontal system and the northeast monsoon or amihan continues to prevail, state meteorologists said on Monday afternoon.

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Latest weather reports from the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) showed that thick clouds affect the eastern portions of the country, specifically Bicol Region, Western Visayas, Northern Mindanao, and the Caraga Region.

But for the rest of the country, a generally fair weather would be felt, although the monsoon may still bring occasional rains in Metro Manila, Central Luzon, Cagayan Valley, Ilocos Region.

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Temperatures in Metro Manila, Bicol and Cagayan Valley would slightly be colder as both Metro Manila and Legazpi would feel something between 24 to 31 degrees Celsius while it may be around 22 to 31 degrees in Tuguegarao.  Meanwhile, Laoag and Puerto Princesa will be expecting 24 to 32 degrees.

Baguio City’s temperature has started to get lower at 14 to 23 degrees Celsius, while Tagaytay follows suit at 22 to 28 degrees.

Rains in Visayas and some portions of Mindanao are also seen to bring colder weather, with 25 to 31 degrees Celsius in Cebu and Iloilo, and 24 to 31 degrees in Tacloban.  Cagayan de Oro’s temperature would play around 22 to 32 degrees, while it would be warm in Davao with 26 to 33 degrees.

Despite the rains, Pagasa said that no tropical cyclone or low pressure area is predicted to affect the country in the coming days, as only a few cloud bands are seen over the Pacific Ocean.

But because of the northeast monsoon, a gale warning has been raised over the eastern seaboard of Luzon and Visayas, from Cagayan Valley down to Southern Luzon, Bicol Region, and Western Visayas; plus the coastlines of extreme Northern Luzon and Ilocos Norte.

This means that it is dangerous for small boats to operate in these areas, as waves may reach heights of 2.8 meters to 4.5 meters.

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