No new weather disturbance but rains to persist in most of PH – Pagasa
MANILA, Philippines – No new weather disturbances are currently observed within the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) as of Tuesday, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa).
In Pagasa’s early Tuesday forecast, weather specialist Grace Castañeda said that apart from the cloud cluster being monitored west of Mindanao, no new disturbances are expected to impact the country’s weather directly.
On Monday, the state weather bureau announced that the low-pressure area (LPA) last spotted east of Surigao City has dissipated.
Filipinos may expect a cloudy Tuesday with possible rain showers across many parts of the country due to a shear line (warm and cold wind convergence) and the northeast monsoon or “amihan” prevailing over the Philippines.
In a November 21 bulletin, the weather bureau forecast cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms in Visayas, Bicol Region, Mimaropa (Mindoro Occidental, Mindoro Oriental, Marinduque, Romblon, and Palawan), Zamboanga Peninsula, Basilan, Sulu, and Tawi-Tawi.
The amihan will bring overcast skies with light rains to Cagayan Valley, Quezon, Metro Manila, and the rest of Luzon.
Meanwhile, the rest of Mindanao will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms, Pagasa said.
Castañeda warned of possible flash floods and landslides in areas experiencing rainfall.
As for the country’s seaboards, the weather bureau maintains its gale warning in the following areas:
- Ilocos Norte
- Ilocos Sur
- Northern coast of Quezon, including the Polillo Islands
- Calaguas Islands
- Rapu-Rapu, Albay
- Eastern coast of Sorsogon
- Northern and eastern coasts of Catanduanes
- Northern and eastern coasts of Northern Samar
- Eastern coast of Eastern Samar
“It is dangerous to set sail for fisherfolk, especially those with small fishing vessels,” the Pagasa weather specialist said in Filipino.