Cloudiness, rain likely till Tuesday

MANILA-- Cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and isolated thunderstorms will be experienced over the Visayas, regions of Bicol, Northern Mindanao, Caraga and Davao, as well as Quezon province, said Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and AstronomicalServices Administration (PAGASA) in its 24-hour forecast released Monday afternoon.

PAGASA also forecast cloudy skies with light rains over Northern Luzon's Cagayan Valley and Cordillera regions and Aurora province.

Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated light rains are possible over Ilocos Region and rest of Central Luzon.

Metro Manila and rest of the country may experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms.

The northeast monsoon or 'amihan' is affecting Northern and Central Luzon whlie tail-end of a cold front is affecting eastern sections of the Visayas and Mindanao.

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

Coastal waters there will be moderate to rough.

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

Strong to gale-force winds associated with surge of'amihan' may affect eastern seaboards of Southern Luzon and the Visayas, northern and western seaboards of Northern Luzon, as well as western and southern seaboards of Southern Luzon.

The seaboards cover eastern coast of Quezon including Polillo Island, Catanduanes, the Camarines provinces, eastern coasts of Albay and Sorsogon, northern and eastern coasts of the Samar provinces, Batanes, Calayan and Babuyan islands, Ilocos Norte, northern coast of Cagayan, southern coast of the Mindoro provinces and Northern Palawan,PAGASA said in its gale warning 6 released Monday afternoon.

Expected 52 kph to 63 kph winds can fan there rough to very rough seas and 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 added.

Source: Philippines News Agency