Rainy Thursday likely in some parts of PH due to shear line, amihan – Pagasa
MANILA, Philippines — The shear line and the northeast monsoon, locally known as amihan, may bring rain in some parts of the country on Thursday, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa).
Based on Pagasa’s weather forecast issued Wednesday afternoon, Cagayan Valley, Cordillera Administrative Region, Aurora, and the northern portion of Quezon including Polillo Islands will have cold weather with overcast skies and light rains due to the northeast monsoon.
At the same time, Eastern Visayas, Sorsogon, and Masbate including Ticao and Burias Islands will have cloudy skies with scattered to widespread rain showers and thunderstorms due to the shear line, or the convergence of cold and warm winds.
Northern Mindanao, Dinagat Islands, and the rest of Visayas and Bicol Region will also have cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms due to the shear line, Pagasa said.
The state weather service warned of possible flash floods or landslides during moderate to at times heavy rains in these areas.
“Sa Metro Manila at nalalabing bahagi ng Luzon, asahan ang malamig na temperatura, at generally magiging maaliwalas ang panahon at may posibilidad lamang ng isolated na pag-ambon dala ng northeast monsoon,” said Pagasa weather specialist Ana Clauren.
(In Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon, expect cold temperature and fair weather with the possibility of isolated light rains due to the northeast monsoon.)
“Sa nalalabing bahagi ng Mindanao, generally magiging maaliwalas ang panahon bukas. Maging handa lamang sa thunderstorms pagsapit ng hapon at gabi,” she added.
(As for the rest of Mindanao, there will be generally fair weather tomorrow. Just prepare for thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening.)
Clauren also said Pagasa is not monitoring a low-pressure area that could affect the weather in the country in the next two to three days.
Further, according to Pagasa, the forecast temperature range in key cities/areas around the country for Thursday are the following:
- Metro Manila: 21 to 31 degrees Celsius
- Baguio City: 13 to 23 degrees Celsius
- Laoag City: 20 to 31 degrees Celsius
- Tuguegarao: 18 to 28 degrees Celsius
- Legazpi City: 25 to 30 degrees Celsius
- Puerto Princesa City: 24 to 32 degrees Celsius
- Tagaytay: 19 to 29 degrees Celsius
- Kalayaan Islands: 25 to 32 degrees Celsius
- Iloilo City: 25 to 28 degrees Celsius
- Cebu: 24 to 29 degrees Celsius
- Tacloban City: 24 to 28 degrees Celsius
- Cagayan De Oro City: 24 to 29 degrees Celsius
- Zamboanga City: 24 to 34 degrees Celsius
- Davao City: 24 to 33 degrees Celsius
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