Cloudiness, rain likely till Tuesday

MANILA-- Cloudy skies with moderate to occasionally heavy rains and thunderstorms which may trigger flash floods and landslides will be experienced over Quezon and Camarines Norte provinces, Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said in its 24-hour forecast released Monday afternoon.

"At 4 p.m. today, the low-pressure area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data in the vicinity of Buenavista, Quezon," PAGASA said in its forecast.

It forecast cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and thunderstorms over Metro Manila, rest of Bicol Region, Calabarzon, Northern Samar, Cagayan, Isabela, Aurora, Marinduque, Romblon and the Mindoro provinces.

Cloudy skies with light rains are expected over Ilocos and Cordillera regions, rest of Cagayan Valley and rest of Central Luzon, PAGASA said further.

The northeast monsoon or "amihan" is affecting Northern Luzon.

Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms will prevail over rest of the country.

PAGASA expects strong to gale-force winds associated with "amihan" to affect Northern Luzon's northern and eastern seaboards covering Calayan and Babuyan islands, Ilocos Norte province's northern coast as well as Batanes, Cagayan and Isabela provinces.

Aside from mostly cloudy skies with scattered light rains, PAGASA also expects the areas to experience 52 kph to 63 kph winds that can fan there rough to very rough seas with waves up to 4.5 meters high.

"Fishing boats and other small seacraft are advised not to venture out into sea while larger sea vessels are alerted against big waves," PAGASA noted in its gale warning 30 released Monday afternoon.

Source: Philippines News Agency