Feb 122013

Satellite image at 8 a.m., 13 Feb 2013

Satellite image at 8 a.m., 13 Feb 2013. Satellite image at 8 a.m., 13 Feb 2013 Weather Central

Rain may fall over the eastern parts of Luzon and Visayas due to the northeast monsoon on Wednesday, state weather forecasters said.

PAGASA forecaster Buddy Javier also said Metro Manila is no longer likely to experience a repeat of Tuesday’s surprise rain showers.

“Kahapon kasi kaya tayo inulan, lumakas ang northeast monsoon at tumagos sa Luzon, umabot sa Metro Manila. Light rain lang naman,” Javier said in an interview on dzBB radio.

Effects of Amihan monsoon

“The northeast monsoon has strengthened as it now affects the entire eastern sections of Luzon and Visayas.  For the whole day today, light to moderate rainshowers or thunderstorms should be expected over eastern —Samar and Leyte provinces—  and central —Cebu and Bohol— sections of  Visayas and the whole of Mindanao, particularly in CARAGA and Davao regions,” said GMA resident meteorologist Nathaniel “Mang Tani” Cruz.

“Bicol, Quezon, and parts of southern Luzon –particularly MIMAROPA)— as well as Batanes and extreme northern Luzon will also have light rains today,” he added. 

24-hour weather forecast ending 8 a.m., February 14, 2013

In its 5 a.m. bulletin, PAGASA also said the northeast monsoon is affecting Eastern Luzon and Eastern Visayas.

PAGASA said Eastern and Central Visayas and Caraga will have cloudy skies with light to moderate rain showers and thunderstorms.

Cagayan Valley, Aurora and Quezon provinces, and Bicol will experience cloudy skies with light rain.

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

Gale warnings

Also, PAGASA said moderate to strong winds blowing from the northeast will prevail over Luzon and Eastern Visayas and the coastal waters along these areas will be moderate to rough.

Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate coming from the northeast with slight to moderate seas.

Meanwhile, PAGASA said strong to gale-force winds associated with the northeast monsoon may affect the northern and eastern seaboards of Luzon and the eastern seaboard of Visayas.

“Fishing boats and other small seacraft are advised not to venture out to sea while larger sea vessels are alerted against big waves,” it said. — TJD, GMA News

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