Good weather to prevail until Sunday-A A +A
Friday, November 2, 2012
MANILA -- The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) on Friday said they do not expect any cyclone formation in the next three days.
Because of this, weather forecaster Elvie Enriquez said that good weather condition will prevail in many parts of the country until Sunday.
She added that the state weather bureau is also not expecting any low pressure area that could affect the country in the next few days.
However, Enriquez advised the public to still bring umbrellas when visiting their departed loved ones for the annual observance of All Souls’ Day as the localized convection could still bring light passing rains mostly in the afternoon or evening.
Enriquez explained that the convective activity brought about by heat will trigger the formation of more clouds in the afternoon and evening.
She said the heat creates water vapor or steam from rivers and oceans that goes up into the air and changes back into liquid, forming localized clouds and thunderstorms that bring showers.
“Except for possible light passing rains due to localized convection, the rest of the country including Metro Manila will be generally sunny until Sunday,” Enriquez noted.
Meanwhile, Enriquez said that the northeast monsoon or “hanging amihan” is expected to bring occasional light to moderate rains over some sections of Luzon and Visayas until Sunday.
The northeast monsoon is the cold wind from Siberia that blows into the country, usually from mid-October until mid-February.
In its advisory, the cold front across extreme Northern Luzon as the Cagayan Valley and the regions of Ilocos and Cordillera will experience passing light rains.
Metro Manila and the rest of the country will have partly cloudy skies with isolated brief rainshowers or thunderstorms.
Moderate to strong winds blowing from the northeast will prevail over northern Luzon and its coastal waters will be moderate to rough. Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate coming from the northeast and east with slight to moderate seas.
Pagasa also issued a gale warning as strong to gale force wind is expected to affect the seaboard of northern Luzon.
Fishing boats and other small sea craft are advised not to venture out into the sea while larger sea vessels are alerted against big waves. (PNA)