3 weather systems causing cooler temperatures in PH — Pagasa
MANILA, Philippines – Three weather systems will bring about a damp and cold “Christmas feels” at the start of the week, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said Monday.
Weather specialist Obet Badrina said there was already the northeast monsoon (Amihan) bringing in cool winds.
“Napapansin na ho ba ninyo na medyo lumalamig na yung temperatura natin at makikita ngayon na medyo bumababa na yung temperatura dahil sa pag-iral ng northeast monsoon,” Padrina said.
(You can probably notice that temperatures are getting cooler. As you can see, the temperature is going down because of the northeast monsoon.)
Here are the temperatures in key areas in the country:
- Laoag: 20 to 22 degrees Celsius
- Tuguegarao: 19 to 25 degrees Celsius
- Baguio: 14 to 24 degrees Celsius
- Metro Manila: 24 to 30 degrees Celsius
- Tagaytay: 22 to 28 degrees Celsius
- Legazpi: 23 to 28 degrees Celsius
- Kalayaan Islands: 26 to 32 degrees Celsius
- Puerto Princesa: 25 to 32 degrees Celsius
Beyond the northeast monsoon, dampening the start of the workweek are the trough, or the extension of a low-pressure area (LPA) in Indonesia, and the shear line.
Parts of Visayas and Mindanao will experience cloudy skies and at times heavy rains due to the trough, while the shear line may bring heavy rains in the Bicol region and Romblon.
A gale warning was also raised in some areas due to the northeast monsoon.
Affected by the gale warning due to Northeast Monsoon are the following areas:
- Cagayan including Babuyan Islands
- Ilocos Norte
- Ilocos Sur
- La Union
Badrina also said it is risky for small vessels to travel from the following areas:
- Quezon including Polilio Islands
- Oriental Mindoro
- Occidental Mindoro including Lubang Island
- Palawan including Calamian, Cuyo, and Kalayaan Islands
- Camarines Norte
- Camarines Sur
- Masbate including Burias Island
Also, sea conditions will also be rough in the Western and Eastern seaboards of Visayas and the seaboard of Mindanao, particularly in the following provinces:
- Northern Samar
- Eastern Samar
- Surigao del Sur
- Siargao Islands
“Sa lugar po na ‘yan, magiging delikado ang pagpalaot lalung lalo na yung maliliit na mga bangka kaya ho makikiusap ho kami iwasan munang pumalaot sa mga lugar na ito dahil magiging maalon ang karagatan. Maaring magpatuloy ito dahil lalakas yung northeast monsoon sa mga susunod na araw,” Badrina said.
(It will be very risky especially for small vessels to travel in these areas. Please avoid sea travel as the rough seas will continue and could get stronger in the following days because of the northeast monsoon.)
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