Cloudy, rainy weather to prevail until weekend-A A +A
Friday, January 18, 2013
MANILA -- A cloudy and rainy weather may persist in many parts of the country until weekend, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said on Friday.
Weather Forecaster Aldczar Aurelio said there is no weather disturbance near or within the Philippine territory, but the tail-end of a cold front and northeast monsoon will continue to affect and induce rains in the country until Sunday.
Aurelio said the cold front is expected to bring partly cloudy to cloudy skies with light to moderate rains over Eastern Visayas, Northern Mindanao and the Caraga Region.
The eastern section of Luzon, will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with passing light rains because of the effects of the northeast monsoon.
He said the rest of the country including Metro Manila will continue to have a mixture of sunny to partly cloudy skies with possible light rains in the afternoon or evening due to localized convections.
Meanwhile, the Pagasa Science Garden recorded the temperature in Metro Manila at 22.5 degrees Celsius at 6:00 a.m. Friday higher than the 19.5 degrees Celsius on Thursday morning.
Pagasa also recorded 24 degrees Celsius at 6 a.m. Friday in the vicinity of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in Pasay City compared to the cold 18.8 degrees Celsius on Thursday morning.
Weather forecaster Fernando Cada said the “reading” was the lowest temperature recorded in the metropolis since the beginning of the cold season last December.
Cada added Baguio City recorded 9.5 degrees Celsius on Friday morning, the lowest morning temperatures recorded in the city since December 15 and Monday’s 11 degrees.
The coldest temperature in Baguio City was recorded at 6.1 degrees Celsius on January 1961, while the lowest temp in Metro Manila was at 14.6 degrees in February 1962, which was also recorded in the vicinity of the NAIA.
Based on the Pagasa’s climatological record, the coldest temperature that was recorded in Pagasa’s Science Garden was at 15.1 degrees Celsius on February 4, 1987 and December 30, 1988.
Cada said the country will continue experiencing cooler days until the end of February, when the northeast monsoon or “hanging amihan” ends. (PNA)