Manila – The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) announced on Monday that two weather systems will bring rain showers across a vast portion of the Philippines.
According to Philippines News Agency, the shear line will cause scattered rain showers and thunderstorms over the Visayas, Northern Mindanao, Caraga, Bicol Region, and Region 4-B (Mimaropa). Concurrently, the northeast monsoon is expected to bring light rains over Cagayan Valley, Apayao, and Quezon, and isolated light rains over Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon. Additionally, isolated rain showers due to localized thunderstorms are forecasted for the rest of Mindanao.
The weather bureau also warned of moderate to strong winds and moderate to rough seas over Luzon and the eastern section of the Visayas. Particularly rough to very rough seas are expected over the seaboards of Northern Luzon, the eastern seaboard of Central Luzon, the eastern and western seaboards of Southern Luzon, and the eastern seaboard of the Visayas, posing risks to small sea vessels. Mariners of such vessels have been advised to remain in port. In other areas, light to moderate winds with slight to moderate seas are anticipated.
PAGASA forecaster Obet Badrina also mentioned that the bureau is no longer monitoring a low-pressure area (LPA) that was previously under observation. "The LPA that we were monitoring last week had dissipated yesterday," he stated.