Amihan affects north Luzon, ITCZ on Visayas, Mindanao-A A +A
Sunday, October 27, 2013
MANILA -- The state weather bureau said on Sunday morning that two weather systems are affecting the country. The Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) is currently affecting Visayas and Mindanao while the Northeast Monsoon (Hanging Amihan) hovers over northern Luzon.
In its 5 a.m. bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said, "Eastern Visayas and Mindanao will have cloudy skies with moderate to occasionally heavy rain showers and thunderstorms."
"The regions of Ilocos, Cordillera, Cagayan valley, Bicol and the provinces of Aurora and Quezon will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated light rain," Pagasa added.
Meanwhile, the skies over Metro Manila and the rest of the country will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms mostly in the afternoon or evening.
Pagasa also 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 north to northwest with slight to moderate seas."
The state weather bureau also issued a gale warning across the northern and eastern seaboards of Northern Luzon.
Pagasa said, "Fishing boats and other small sea crafts are advised not to venture out into the sea while larger sea vessels are alerted against big waves." (SFP/Sunnex)