Tail-end of a cold front continues to affect N. Luzon-A A +A
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
MANILA – The whole country is expected to have fair weather aside from passing light rains in extreme Northern Luzon due to the effects of the tail-end of a cold front, the state weather bureau said Tuesday.
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said that Cagayan Valley and Aurora and Quezon provinces will experience cloudy skies with light rains while Metro Manila and the rest of the country will be partly cloudy with brief rainshowers or thunderstorms.
Pagasa said good weather condition is expected before the recurrence of light rains as Southern Luzon, Eastern Visayas and Eastern Mindanao will have occasional rains due to the southward migration of the tail-end of a cold front on Monday until Wednesday becoming frequent rains in Surigao, Dinagat and Leyte provinces, which may trigger flashfloods and landslides on Wednesday.
The rest of the country will have partly cloudy to at times cloudy with passing light rains.
The weather bureau also said fishing boats and other sea vessels en route along the seaboards of Northern and Central Luzon (western and northern) are at risk due to big waves generated by the monsoon surge.
Likewise, fisherfolks over the seaboards of Eastern Luzon, Southern Luzon and Visayas should exercise extra caution caused by moderate to strong winds with moderate to rough seas.
Pagasa also issued gale warning as strong to gale force wind is expected to affect the seaboards of 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," Pagasa said.
Meanwhile, Pagasa Administrator Nathaniel Servando said at least one tropical cyclone or none at all would enter the country in January due to the strong northeast monsoon.
On the average, the Philippines is visited by 20 storms per year but last year, 17 cyclones passed the country and “Quinta” was the 17th and last to enter the Philippine territory in 2012. (PNA/Sunnex)