Easterlies and Northeast Monsoon to Persist Across the Philippines, Bringing Isolated Rains

MANILA - The easterlies and the northeast monsoon, locally known as "amihan," are expected to continue affecting the Philippines, bringing isolated rain showers across various parts of the country, the state weather bureau reported on Saturday.

According to Philippines News Agency, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) in its 4 a.m. bulletin, the northeast monsoon is set to cause cloudy skies with light rains over the Cordillera and Cagayan Valley regions, as well as Aurora and Quezon provinces. Additionally, Metro Manila, the Ilocos Region, and the remaining areas of Central Luzon and Calabarzon will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated light rains due to the "amihan."

The easterlies, on the other hand, are forecasted to bring cloudy conditions with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms over Caraga, Eastern Samar, Leyte, and Southern Leyte. PAGASA also indicated that the rest of the country will face partly cloudy to cloudy skies accompanied by isolated rain showers or thunderstorms, which could be attributed to both the easterlies and localized thunderstorms.

Moreover, moderate to strong winds are expected to prevail over Northern Luzon, leading to moderate to rough sea conditions. The remainder of the archipelago will experience light to moderate winds, with sea conditions ranging from slight to moderate.

Temperature forecasts for key cities include Metro Manila with a range of 23°C to 32°C, Baguio City from 16°C to 22°C, Laoag City between 22°C and 32°C, Legazpi City from 24°C to 31°C, Metro Cebu with temperatures ranging from 26°C to 31°C, Puerto Princesa City from 24°C to 32°C, and Metro Davao experiencing temperatures between 25°C and 32°C.