The Northeast Monsoo,n locally known as Amihan, is now affecting the entire Northern Luzon. This will result to light rains in Cagayan Valley and Cordillera, while lighter rains will prevail in Ilocos Region.
Meanwhile, the Easterlies are affecting the eastern section of Central and Southern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Due to their warm and humid characteristics, light to moderate rain showers are expected over Bicol Region, Visayas, Caraga and Northern Mindanao.
Generally good weather will continue in Metro Manila and the rest of the archipelago.
According to PAGASA, this February, an average of zero to one tropical cyclone is expected to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR). With the continued effect of El Niño, there is a high probability of having no weather disturbance during the month.
Today, the Amihan still affects the extreme Northern Luzon while the Easterlies continue to affect the eastern section of the country.
This Sunday, light to moderate rains and isolated thunderstorms will be experienced over Eastern Visayas, CARAGA and Davao Region.
Batanes, Calayan and the Babuyan Group of Islands will have cloudy skies with isolated light rains. Metro Manila and the rest of the country can enjoy generally fair weather aside from possible rains in the afternoon or evening.
PAGASA Weather Forecaster Obeth Badrina said, lower temperatures are most likely to be experienced until February. As of January 09, 2016, the temperature in Baguio City dropped to 13.4 degrees Celsius, to 22.5 degrees Celsius in Metro Manila.
According to PAGASA Weather Forecaster Benison Estareja, temperatures in Luzon are slightly higher compared to the recorded lowest temperature in the past few days. But, colder days are still coming as the Amihan or Northeast Monsoon expected to intensify.
With Amihan reaching Northern Luzon, light rains are possible within the day in Ilocos Region, Cordillera and the rest of Cagayan Valley. Meanwhile, Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon will have a lower chance of rain showers today.
Due to the Tail End of a Cold Front, light to moderate rain showers are expected over the provinces of Cagayan and Aurora.
Moreover, good weather will prevail in the rest of the country.
DOST: Launching of 1st Satellite
More accurate and reliable weather information is coming. This April 2016, the Department of Science and Technology is launching first micro satellite in the Philippines.
DOST Assistant Secretary Raymund Liboro said that the micro satellite comes with remote sensing, capable of gathering data from agricultural, marine, and mountainous areas. Remote sensing is a kind of technology used in getting information without any physical interaction.
The micro satellite will benefit the project Disaster Risk Exposure Assessment for Mitigation (DREAM), designed to give 3D-mapping that helps determine the flood prone areas.
The surge of the Northeast Monsoon continues, allowing cold weather to prevail in Luzon in the coming days.
Yesterday,on January 1, temperature in the City of Pines, Baguio, dropped to 14.2 degrees Celsius. According to PAGASA, lower temperatures are expected this January.
The Northeast Monsoon will also dump light rain in Cagayan Valley and isolated light rains in Ilocos and Cordillera.
The Tail End of a Cold Front will bring light to moderate in some parts of Central Luzon, particularly over the provinces of Quirino, Aurora and Quezon.
For Metro Manila and the rest of the country, urban dwellers can continue outdoor activities though localized thunderstorms are still possible within the day.
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The Northeast Monsoon, popularly known as Amihan, continues its surge as we welcome December. Lower temperatures and light rains will be experienced in the regions of Batanes, Calayan and Babuyan Group of Islands.
PAGASA weather forecaster Jun Galang said, within 2-3 days, Amihan is expected to dominate.
Meanwhile, isolated rain showers are still possible in the metro and the rest of the country.
Here are the other weather systems expected to prevail during this month.
The presence of the Northeast Monsoon, locally known as Amihan, is now over Luzon. This means that lower temperatures are expected starting today.
Some parts of Luzon will experience partly cloudy sky and light rain showers while the Tail-End of a Cold Front will bring light to moderate rains in Eastern Visayas, CARAGA, Northern Mindanao and the Zamboanga Peninsula.
The rest of the country will have good weather aside from isolated rains.
A not-so-cold December
PAGASA said that though Amihan will bring colder days ahead, these will not be as cold compared to last year’s mainly because the country is still experiencing the effect of strong El Niño phenomenon that is most likely to continue until next year.