The Northeast monsoon or the Amihan dominates Luzon, bringing moderate cold weather and light rains in Extreme Northern Luzon, particularly in the Cagayan Valley region. Meanwhile, the rest of Luzon will be experiencing fair weather with isolated light rains. Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with a chance of rain showers or thunderstorms will prevail in the next hours over Visayas and Mindanao.
Though Amihan is bringing cold weather and lights rains, PAGASA weather forecaster Benison Estareja said that it is not enough to cure even just a little of the dry conditions, dry spells and droughts in some areas in the country.
Because of the strong winds associated with the Amihan, gale warning is still raised in the seaboards of Northern Luzon, and the eastern seaboards of Central and Southern Luzon. Fishermen and those with small seacraft are discouraged from venturing into the said seaboards due to the alert of big waves brought by the rough to very rough sea conditions.
Meanwhile, In-fa (Local name: Marilyn) has weakened to a Low Pressure Area or LPA. PAGASA said that it will dissipate in the coming hours as it moves towards the Pacific Ocean. In addition, we are not expecting another weather disturbance in the next three (3) days.
As we are now on our third week of the month, we haven’t had weather disturbances yet. But according to PAGASA, Typhoon In-fa will be heading towards our boundary this Monday. According to PAGASA Weather Forecaster Benison Estareja, In-fa might gain more strength as its moves towards west-northwest with a speed of 20 kphr. In-fa may under Typhoon category when it hits the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) this Sunday or Monday. As of now, it was last located at 2,545 kilometers east of Mindanao with maximum winds of 130 kphr and gustiness up to 160 kph.
Meanwhile, the Intertropical Convergence Zone or ITCZ remains to be the dominant weather system, bringing light to moderate rains over Eastern Visayas and the regions of Caraga and Davao. Metro Manila and the rest of the country will experience good weather conditions with a chance of localized thunderstorms.