Cold weather to persist in Luzon due to amihan
MANILA, Philippines — Cold weather is likely to carry through in Luzon over the next few days as the northeast monsoon or “amihan” affects the region, particularly its eastern section, the state weather bureau said Friday.
Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) weather specialist Shelly Ignacio said the northeast monsoon is getting stronger that cold weather may be expected even in Metro Manila.
“Asahan po natin na patuloy pa rin pong nakakaapekto itong amihan o northeast monsoon dito po ‘yan sa Luzon, partikular na po sa eastern section ng Luzon,” she said.
(Let’s expect that the northeast monsoon will continue to affect Luzon, particularly the eastern section.)
“So, asahan natin na maaari pong bumaba o malaki ang posibilidad na bumaba ang ating temperatura sa mga susunod na araw,” she added.
(So let’s expect that temperature will go down in the next few days.)
“Dito sa Metro Manila, asahan po natin medyo bababa po ang temperature, medyo lalamig po sa Metro Manila, lumalakas po kasi ang ating amihan,” Ignacio also said.
(In Metro Manila, let’s expect the temperature to drop because the northeast monsoon is intensifying.)
According to Pagasa, temperatures will range between 14 degrees Celsius and 34 degrees Celsius in the following key cities/areas across the country today, January 29:
- Laoag: 22 to 31 degrees Celsius
- Tuguegarao: 19 to 29 degrees Celsius
- Baguio City: 14 to 22 degrees Celsius
- Metro Manila: 22 to 30 degrees Celsius
- Tagaytay City: 20 to 29 degrees Celsius
- Kalayaan Islands: 23 to 32 degrees Celsius
- Puerto Princesa City: 24 to 34 degrees Celsius
- Legazpi City: 25 to 30 degrees Celsius
- Iloilo City: 26 to 30 degrees Celsius
- Cebu: 25 to 31 degrees Celsius
- Tacloban City: 24 to 28 degrees Celsius
- Cagayan De Oro City: 22 to 30 degrees Celsius
- Zamboanga City: 23 to 32 degrees Celsius
- Davao City: 24 to 32 degrees Celsius
Meanwhile, the state weather agency said northeast monsoon will also bring rain over Cagayan Valley, Cordillera Administrative Region, Bicol Region, Aurora, and Quezon.
Flash floods or landslides may occur during moderate with at times heavy rains, it warned.
The northeast monsoon will likewise bring partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated light rain over Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon, although with no significant impact, according to Pagasa.
The rest of the country, on the other hand, will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers brought about by localized thunderstorms, which may cause floods or landslides, Pagasa said.
Moderate to strong winds in the northeast direction will be experienced over Luzon, Visayas, and the eastern section of Mindanao, coupled with moderate to rough coastal conditions, it added.
The rest of Mindanao will have light to moderate winds in the northeast direction and slight to moderate sea waters, Pagasa said.
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