Pagasa: Rain showers to prevail over most parts of PH Monday
MANILA, Philippines — Parts of the country are forecast to experience rain showers on Monday due to the effects of two weather systems, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said.
The shear line is affecting the eastern section of Visayas, according to Pagasa’s advisory issued at 4 a.m.
“The shear line, which is the convergence of cold and warm air, will bring cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms over parts of the Bicol Region including Romblon, as well as in other parts of Visayas particularly in the Panay Islands, and also in some areas of Eastern Visayas,” Pagasa specialist Obet Badrina said in Filipino during a morning weather report.
Cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms will also prevail over Capiz, Aklan, and Iloilo, Pagasa’s advisory continued.
State meteorologists advised residents in those areas to brace for possible flash floods or landslides due to moderate to, at times, heavy rains.
Meanwhile, the northeast monsoon, locally known as amihan, will affect most of Luzon, the state weather bureau added.
Due to the weather system, Cagayan Valley, Cordillera Administrative Region, Aurora, and Quezon will have cloudy skies with light rains.
On the other hand, Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon are likely to have overcast skies with isolated light rains due to the northeast monsoon.
“A large part of Mindanao will also experience isolated rain showers and thunderstorms caused by the easterlies and localized thunderstorms,” Badrina’s report continued.
As for the country’s seaboards, waves as high as 4.5 meters may prevail over the Northern Luzon, Central Luzon, Southern Luzon, and Visayas.
The Pagasa specialist said that other than the two prevailing weather systems, they are not monitoring any weather disturbance forming or entering the Philippine area of responsibility on Monday.