Cloudiness, rains likely till Friday

MANILA-- Cloudy skies with moderate to occasional heavy rains and thunderstorms, which may trigger flash floods and landslides, will be experienced over Mindanao, Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said inits 24-hour forecast released Thursday afternoon (March 9).

PAGASA forecast cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and isolated thunderstorms over the Visayas and Palawan province.

Tail-end of a cold front is affecting the Visayas and Mindanao, noted PAGASA.

Cloudy skies with light rains were likely over Cagayan Valley and Cordillera regions, PAGASA also said.

Meanwhile, partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated light rains would prevail over Metro Manila and rest of Luzon, PAGASA said further.

The northeast monsoon or 'amihan' is affecting Luzon, PAGASA noted.

According to PAGASA, moderate to strong winds from the northeast will prevail over Luzon, the Visayas and Eastern Mindanao.

Coastal waters along such areas would be moderate to rough, PAGASA said.

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

Source: Philippines News Agency