MANILA, Philippines — The shear line and northeast monsoon or amihan continues to bring overcast skies with rainfall in many parts of the country on Tuesday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said in its latest advisory.
The shear line, or the weather system forming when cold and warm winds converge, will bring cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms to Eastern and Central Visayas, Northern Mindanao, Caraga, Sorsogon, Albay, and Catanduanes.
Meanwhile, the amihan, which is the cold winds blowing from Siberia, will also bring cloudy skies with rains to Cagayan Valley, Cordillera Administrative Region, Aurora, Quezon, and the rest of Mimaropa and Bicol Region.
In a public weather forecast, Pagasa weather specialist Obet Badrina said the southern portion of Palawan will experience cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms due to thick cloud bands in the area.
On the other hand, Metro Manila and the rest of the country shall experience fair weather with partly cloudy to cloudy skies with light rains to isolated rain showers or thunderstorms.
Meanwhile, Pagasa hoisted a gale warning in many seaboards in the country due to the amihan.
Pagasa said the following areas are expected to have rough to very rough sea conditions with 2.8 to 4.5 meters of waves: Batanes, Cagayan including Babuyan Islands, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, Isabela, Aurora, the eastern coast of Quezon including Polillo Islands, Camarines Norte, the northern coast of Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, the eastern coast of Albay, the eastern coast of Sorsogon, Kalayaan Islands, northern and eastern coasts of Northern Samar, the eastern coast of Eastern Samar, the eastern coast of Dinagat Islands, and eastern coasts of Siargao and Bucas Grande Islands.
“Fishing boats and other small seacraft are advised not to venture out into the sea while larger sea vessels are alerted against big waves,” Pagasa said.
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