Sunny weather on Tuesday-A A +A
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
MANILA -- Aside from light rains in the afternoon or evening, the whole country expects a generally sunny weather on Tuesday, according to the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa).
Weather Forecaster Nikos Peñaranda said that "generally sunny" weather may be expected even as the northeast monsoon continues to affect Luzon.
The northeast monsoon is the cold wind from Siberia that blows into the country, usually from mid-October until mid-February.
It is the cold winds associated with the Christmas season.
Peñaranda said that no tropical cyclone formation is expected until Friday so expect to have good weather condition during the All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day.
However, he added that a low pressure area may form either Wednesday or Thursday between Eastern Visayas and Mindanao that will bring scattered rains in these areas.
But Peñaranda said the weather disturbance has a “slim chance” of intensifying into a tropical depression.
But once it develops into tropical depression, it will be named “Pablo” the 16th tropical cyclone to enter the country this year.
He added that two to three tropical cyclones will enter the country in November.
Except for possible light passing rains due to localized convection, Peñaranda said that Metro Manila, Southern and Central Luzon as well as the rest of the Visayas will be generally sunny to at times having partly cloudy skies until Friday.
He said Northern Luzon, on the other hand, will experience occasional light rains due to the effects of the northeast monsoon or hanging amihan.
In its advisory, Pagasa said moderate to strong winds blowing from the northeast will prevail over Luzon and its coastal waters will be moderate to rough. Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate coming from the northeast with slight to moderate seas.
Pagasa also said strong to gale force winds associated with the northeast monsoon may affect the northern seaboard of Northern Luzon.
"Fishing boats and other small seacrafts are advised not to venture out into the sea while larger sea vessels are alerted against big waves," it said. (PNA)