Northeast monsoon to bring rains over Luzon likely ’til Thursday

MANILA-- The northeast monsoon currently affecting northern and central will cause rains over the island likely until Thursday, state weather agency Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Thursday afternoon.

In its 24-hour forecast, PAGASA said cloudy skies with light rains may prevail over Batanes Group of Islands.

Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated light rains is expected over Ilocos region, Cordillera, central Luzon and Cagayan Valley.

Metro Manila and the rest of the country may have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.

Moderate to strong winds blowing from northeast is expected over northern Luzon, and its coastal waters will be moderate to rough.

Light to moderate winds coming from northeast may prevail over Visayas and the rest of Luzon, and blowing from northeast to north over Mindanao with slight to moderate seas.

Meanwhile, at 5 p.m. Wednesday, PAGASA issued the red warning level (serious flooding and landslides are expected) over Albay province.

The heavy rainfall was due to the tail-end of a cold front, according to PAGASA. (PNA)

Source: Philippines News Agency