Cloudy skies, some rain likely in Davao, Caraga till Saturday

MANILA-- Cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and isolated thunderstorms will be experienced over the Davao and Caraga regions in the next 24 hours, the state weather bureau, PAGASA, said Friday afternoon.

Cloudy skies with light rains are expected over the Cagayan Valley and Cordillera regions as well as Aurora province, while partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated light rains will be experienced over the Ilocos region and the rest of Central Luzon, said the bureau.

It further forecast partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms over Metro Manila and the rest of the country.

The northeast monsoon or 'amihan' is affecting Northern and Central Luzon while the easterlies are affecting the eastern sections of Southern Luzon, the Visayas and Mindanao, it added.

According to PAGASA, moderate to strong winds from the northeast will prevail over Luzon where coastal waters will be moderate to rough.

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

PAGASA noted that strong to gale-force winds associated with the surge of 'amihan' would affect Northern Luzon's northern and eastern seaboards covering Calayan and Babuyan islands, Batanes, the northern coasts of Cagayan and Ilocos Norte, Isabela and eastern coast of Cagayan.

Expected 52 kph to 63 kph winds can fan rough to very rough seas and waves up to 4.5 meters high in these areas, the bureau said in its gale warning 4 released Friday afternoon.

"Fishing boats and other small sea craft are advised not to venture out into sea while larger sea vessels are alerted against big waves," PAGASA added. (PNA)

Source: Philippines News Agency