Cloudy skies, rains over northern Luzon due to northeast monsoon
MANILA, Philippines — The entire northern Luzon would see overcast skies and rains on Sunday due to the northeast monsoon, the state weather bureau said.
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) also said that two other weather systems, the shearline and localized thunderstorms, would bring rain showers over the rest of the country.
“Dahil sa epekto ng northeast monsoon, o amihan, itong buong northern Luzon, ito ‘yung rehiyon ng Ilocos Region, Cagayan Valley, at Cordillera, makararanas tayo ng mataas na tyansa ng kaulapan,” said Pagasa weather specialist Daniel James Villamil.
(Due to the effect of the northeast monsoon, or amihan, the whole northern Luzon, this comprise Ilocos Region, Cagayan Valley, and the Cordillera, we will experience a high chance of cloudy skies.)
“Pinakamaaapektuhan ng mga pag-ulan na dala ng amihan itong silangang bahagi ng northern Luzon, partikular na itong buong region ng Cagayan Valley pati na rin sa lalagiwan ng Cordillera sa mga areas ng Kalinga at Apayao,” he added.
(The eastern part of northern Luzon is most affected by the rains brought by the northeast monsoon, especially the entire Cagayan Valley region as well as the Cordillera region in the areas of Kalinga and Apayao.)
The state weather agency said the shear line, or the convergence of cold and warm winds, is anticipated to bring overcast skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms over Metro Manila, Camarines Norte, Central Luzon, and CALABARZON (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon).
The rest of the country, on the other hand, could expect generally fair weather conditions despite the possibility of isolated rain showers caused by localized thunderstorms, especially in the afternoon and evening, Pagasa also said.
Affected residents were advised to stay alert especially those living in low-lying areas because of potential flash floods or landslides.
Meanwhile, Pagasa did not raise a gale warning in any part of the country’s seaboards for Sunday.