Pagasa: Possible rain on Christmas Day

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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

MANILA -- Most parts of the country will likely experience rain on Christmas Day as two weather systems continue to affect the Philippines, state weather forecasters said on Tuesday.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said in its 5 p.m. bulletin that Mindanao is affected by the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) while the Northeast Monsoon (Hanging Amihan) hovers over Northern Luzon.

"Palawan, Visayas, and the regions of Bicol, Davao, Caraga and Northern Mindanao will have cloudy skies with light to moderate rain showers and thunderstorms," Pagasa said.

Meanwhile, Cagayan Valley, the Cordilleras and Ilocos region will be cloudy with light rain.

The skies over Central Luzon will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rain, Pagasa also said.

It added, "Metro Manila and the rest of the country will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms."

"Moderate to strong winds blowing from the East to Northeast will prevail over Luzon and Eastern Visayas and the coastal waters along these areas will be moderate to rough," Pagasa said.

It also said, "Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate coming from the East with slight to moderate seas." (SFP/Sunnex)

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