Weather Report in the Philippines

The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Monday that many parts of the country will generally have good weather in the next two to three days as no tropical cyclone is likely to affect the country until Wednesday.

Weather forecaster Jori Loiz said there were no weather disturbances within or near the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) that could intensify into a cyclone in the next three days.

He noted that without any weather disturbance, "inaasahan angmagandang panahon sa darating na mga araw.”

However, Loiz said that due to the cold weather-associated northeast monsoon or hanging amihan, many parts of Luzon including Metro Manila will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with passing light rains until Wednesday.

He said the rest of the country will have mix weather of sunny topartly cloudy skies with possible brief light rains in the afternoon orevening.

Loiz added that Mindanao will experience light to moderate rains due to cloud cluster.

Loiz further noted that the northeast monsoon has started to weaken, but not completely gone.

He said the termination of the northeast monsoon “may take place likely in the second week of March.”

Once the northeast monsoon is gone, Loiz said PAGASA will then declare the onset of dry season.

"Posibleng ideklara na ang panahon ng tag-init sa susunod na linggo o ikalawang linggo ng March,” he explained.

For the month of March, Loiz said that “zero to one” storm isforecasted to visit the country.

Meanwhile, Loiz noted that the light rains that fell on parts ofLuzon, including Metro Manila yesterday were due to the effects of northeast monsoon and not to any cyclone or weather disturbance.

He added that rains from the “weak” northeast monsoon are notexpected to intensify and it is usually light.

In its advisory, PAGASA said that Mindanao will have cloudy skies with light to moderate rainshowers or thunderstorms while Cagayan Valley, Cordillera Administrative Region, Central Luzon, Metro Manila, Calabarzon and the Provinces of Mindoro, Marinduque and Romblon will experience cloudy skies with light rains.

The rest of the country will be partly cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.

Moderate to strong winds blowing from the northeast will prevail over Luzon and the eastern sections of Visayas and Mindanao. The coastal waters along these areas will be moderate to rough.

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