RAINSHOWERS especially in the east side of Visayas and Mindanao will be experienced this Lenten season despite the El Niño phenomenon, according to the state weather bureau Wednesday.

“This is due to the diffused tail-end of the cold front located in the east side of the country,” explained Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) spokesman Nathaniel Cruz.

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The cold front caused a slight drop in temperature from the usual scorching hot weather brought about by the dry spell.

This has also been causing small amounts of rainfall in some areas all over the country.

Cruz said that Metro Manila and other parts of Luzon will experience cloudy skies but with small chance of rain.

Those who will travel by sea and by air are advised that moderate to strong winds will prevail over Luzon.

Pagasa warned travelers who will take small sea crafts to keep safe because there will be big waves by Wednesday and Thursday.

Coastal waters in Visayas and Eastern Mindanao, along with nearby areas, will experience moderate to rough winds. Wind will be more moderate in all other areas.

Other parts of the Visayas will experience calm weather, including vacation hotspot Boracay. (Angela Casauay/Sunnex)