CITY OF SAN FERNANDO— The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) advised the public of a rainy weekend in some parts of the country due to a low pressure area (LPA) and the prevailing northeast monsoon or “amihan.”

On its 11am Friday, January 13 forecast, Pagasa said an LPA spotted off Surigao del Sur is expected to bring overcast skies and rains to the Bicol region and the entire Visayas and Mindanao.

The LPA, according to the state weather bureau, is almost stationary, with its center with a broad circulation forecasted to move towards Visayas and Mindanao.

Cloudy skies with scattered to widespread rain showers and thunderstorms will be experienced in Eastern Visayas, Central Visayas, Negros Occidental, Albay, Masbate, Sorsogon, and Catanduanes, as well as Caraga, Northern Mindanao, Zamboanga Peninsula, Mimaropa regions and the rest of Western Visayas.

The rest of Bicol region, and Quezon will have cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms.

Meanwhile, the northeast monsoon or “amihan ” will bring cloudy skies with rains in Metro Manila, Cagayan Valley, the rest of Calabarzon and Aurora which will have rough sea conditions while rough to very rough seas are expected on the eastern seaboards of Southern Luzon, including the northern And eastern coasts of Polillo Islands, Camarines Norte, the northern coast of Camarines Sur, the northern and eastern coasts of Catanduanes, the eastern coast of Albay, the eastern coast of Sorsogon, Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, the eastern coast of Southern Leyte, Dinagat Islands, and the eastern coast of Surigao Del Norte including Siargao and Bucas Grande Islands.

Pagasa warns seafarers, fishing boats and other small seacraft not to venture out into the sea while larger sea vessels are alerted against big waves.