Some areas in Northern and Central Luzon will continue to experience lights rains today.
According to PAGASA, the Northeast Monsoon or Amihan prevails in Northern Luzon, bringing cloudy skies with light rains in Cordillera, Batanes, Babuyan, Cagayan and Ilocos Norte. In Isabela, Aurora and Quezon, cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and isolated thunderstorms will be experienced due to the Tail-End of a Cold Front. In the rest of the country, including Metro Manila, partly cloudy to cloudy skies will be experienced but localized thunderstorms are still possible.
Because of the surge of Amihan, gale warning is still in effect off the seaboards of Northern Luzon where wave height may reach up to 3.4 to 4.5 meters. Fishing boats and other small seacraft are advised not to venture out into the sea, while larger sea vessels are alerted against big waves in Batanes, the Babuyan Group of Islands, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, the northern and eastern coasts of Cagayan, Isabela.
Supermoon brightened the sky
Last night, a larger and brighter moon graced the skies to the delight of selenophiles or moon lovers.
This astronomical event happens when the moon, at a full phase, coincides with the perigee or its closest distance to the Earth. Yesterday, the moon reached its perigee at 4:43 PM and its full phase at 11:47 PM. PAGASA said that the moon appeared 14% larger and 30% brighter than usual.
LOOK | Tonight's Supermoon as seen in Tanza, Cavite. The Moon reached its Perigee (its closest distance to the Earth) at 4:43 PM earlier. At 11:47 PM, it will reach a Full Moon phase and can appear up to 14% larger and 30% brighter than usual.Photos and video captured by Mary Crystalline T. Araracap
Posted by Panahon.TV on Sunday, December 3, 2017
A brewing tropical cyclone and the Northeast Monsoon or Amihan will dump rains in most parts of the country as we observe the annual All Saints’ and All Souls’ Day or Undas.
At 3:00 AM today, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was spotted at 125 kilometers east of Surigao City, Surigao del Norte. According to PAGASA Weather Forecaster Gener Quitlong, the LPA is forecast to hit Visayas and Northern Palawan. It may also intensity into a tropical cyclone before exiting the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR). Meanwhile, the Northeast Monsoon is dominant in Northern Luzon.
Today, Aurora, Quirino and Quezon will experience cloudy skies with scattered light to moderate rains and thunderstorms. Visayas and the regions of MIMAROPA, Bicol, Caraga, Davao, Northern Mindanao and the rest of CALABARZON will have cloudy skies with scattered rains and thunderstorms. In Metro Manila, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Cordillera and the rest of Cagayan Valley Region, cloudy skies with light to moderate rains will prevail. In Ilocos Region and the rest of Central Luzon, partly cloudy to cloudy skies will be experienced with isolated light rains. In the rest of Mindanao, partly cloudy to cloudy skies will prevail with possible isolated rain showers or thunderstorms.
Those who will flock to cemeteries across are encouraged to bring umbrellas as rains are likely to continue until Friday. Here’s the special weather outlook for Undas 2017:
Jolina exits PAR; weather improves
Tropical Storm Jolina has left the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR).
From a Low Pressure Area (LPA), the weather disturbance intensified into a Tropical
Depression Thursday afternoon and made landfall in Casiguran, Aurora Friday evening. At 5:00 AM today, the storm with international name “Pakhar” was located at 595 kilometers northwest of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte and continues to move westward to China.
With the absence of Jolina, weather condition is expected to improve except in areas where the Southwest Monsoon prevails. Today, the Ilocos Region, Zambales, Bataan, and Pampanga will experience cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and possible thunderstorms. The rest of Luzon, including Metro Manila, will have generally fair weather except for isolated rain showers or thunderstorms.
Another Weather Disturbance
In an interview with Panahon TV, PAGASA Weather Forecaster Chris Perez said that a potential weather disturbance is being monitored in the eastern section of the West Philippine Sea. If the cloud clusters would develop into a tropical cyclone, it will not enter PAR but may boost the Southwest Monsoon.
Based on climatological records, an average of two to four tropical cyclones can develop or enter PAR in August.
After dumping rains in some parts of Caraga, Davao Region and Palawan, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) inside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) has already weakened and dissipated.
However, PAGASA Weather Forecaster Glaiza Escullar said that the Tail-End of a Cold Front remains dominant in the eastern section of Northern Luzon.
On the last day of January 2017, cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and thunderstorms will be experienced in the regions of Cagayan Valley, Cordillera and the province of Aurora.
For areas under Ilocos Region, cloudy skies with light rains will prevail.
In the remaining parts of the country including Metro Manila, partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms will be experienced.
Gale warning remains in the northern and eastern seaboards of Northern Luzon where rough to very rough seas are expected.
Fishing boats and other small seacraft are advised not to venture out into the sea while larger sea vessels are alerted against big waves that could reach as high as 3.4 to 4.5 meters.
The Ridge of High Pressure Area remains to be the dominant weather system affecting the country particularly over Northern Luzon.
This weather system associated with fair weather condition will bring partly cloudy to cloudy skies in the following hours. However, thunderstorm formation is still possible mostly in the afternoon or evening.
Coastal waters throughout the archipelago will be slight to moderate, making sea travel fairly easy and breezy with light to moderate winds.
Temperature in Metro Manila plays between 25 to 36°C. Expect to feel a heat index of at least 40.1°C especially after lunch.
Meanwhile, all commuters taking the Metro Rail Transit are advised to leave earlier than usual as queues are expected to be quite longer today. With airconditioning problems, only 9 out of 20 trains will be operational. Avoid the rush hours if possible and bring drinking water to avoid dehydration while waiting for your train to arrive.
On this first day of June, warm and humid weather will continue in the Philippines as the Ridge of High Pressure Area affects Northern Luzon. This weather system brings partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated thunderstorms mostly in the afternoon or evening over Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.
Despite the cloudiness seen over the East Philippine Sea, State Meteorologist Jori Loiz says that the country will remain bagyo-free this week.
He reminds students to bring umbrellas to combat direct sun rays and possible thunderstorms that usually occur in the same time as afternoon classes are dismissed, or in the evening.
Meanwhile, this June, here are the various weather systems expected to influence local weather conditions.
As elementary and high school students attend school this new academic year, here’s a quote from renowned politician and philanthropist Nelson Mandela:
If weather forecasts were people, which one would you be? Is your disposition unapologetically Sunny? Or as dark and brooding as Cloudy with Thunderstorms? Take our fun quiz to find out!
Weather forecasts come in all sorts of packages, depending on atmospheric factors such as winds, clouds, and rains. We may not like all of them but each plays its role in maintaining the world’s delicate balance. Too much of a good thing, such as sunny days, may bring about droughts; while flood-causing typhoons actually increases our water supply and clears the atmosphere of pollutants.
And because these forecasts are as varied as people, we’ve decided to match some of them with specific personalities. Answer the questions below to discover which weather forecast is similar to your temperament.
1. Finally, it’s the weekend! You’ve been looking forward to this much-needed me time all week. What have you got planned?
a) Organizing an outdoor barbeque for family and friends. It’s time to bask in the sun and mingle, mingle, mingle!
b) Holing up in my room and switching on my soft, contemplative music. It’s the perfect background while I write in my journal.
c) Some solitary time—maybe a back massage and a quick run before having dinner with friends.
d) Bungee jumping in the morning, circuit training in the afternoon, and some serious clubbing late at night.
2. What’s your default hang out?
a. The beach
b. At home
c. In the mall where I can try out a new restaurant
d. In the thick of partying
3. How do you usually make a decision?
a) With positive, happy thoughts.
b) Making a decision is too hard. I’d rather brood about it.
c) I ask my closest friends’ opinions and weigh the good with the bad.
d) I don’t dilly-dally. I take the plunge—consequences be damned.
4. How would your friends describe you?
b. Difficult to read
c. Steady and secure
d. Totally unpredictable
5. It’s movie day. Which flick would you choose?
b. Something dark and deep. Happy endings aren’t important.
c. It depends on my mood. I’m up for any genre.
d. Horror or Suspense—something that would keep me at the edge of my seat.
6. It’s your first time at a group meeting. What do you do?
a. Smile at everyone and introduce myself without being asked.
b. Scurry off to a corner where I can observe, undetected.
c. I size up the situation and act accordingly.
d. I make a grand entrance and ask loudly, “So—when do we eat?”
7. What’s your favorite color?
b. Gray and Black
c. Blue. But sometimes I like to shake things up and wear bright orange.
d. Neon anything.
Mostly As: Sunny
You face every situation with relentless optimism. You see life as a stretch of clear skies—a blue canvas you can dot with rainbows and cotton-candy clouds. A word of caution though: not everyone will gravitate toward your all-out vigor; some may be even turned off. If this is an issue with you, try to ease up on the energy with people you’ve just met. If you think they can handle it, then by all means, let your perky personality shine through!
Mostly Bs: Cloudy with Rainshowers and Thunderstorms
You often like to go solo, dealing with problems on your own. Though it’s good to spend some alone time, too much of it can alienate you from the others. Try to reach out once in a while and you’ll be surprised how much you can learn from interacting with others.
Mostly Cs: Sunny/Cloudy with Rainshowers and Thunderstorms
No one’s perfect and that’s okay. You enjoy celebrating your triumphs and learning from your mistakes. For you, life is all about balance and being comfortable in your own skin. It’s not easy to constantly adjust but you’ve learned that it’s the best way to live life to the fullest.
Mostly Ds: Stormy
You like shaking things up and being the center of attention. You’re anxious in squeezing the most out of every day, trying one adrenaline-pumping adventure after the other. A piece of unsolicited advice: try to relax once in a while. Not all great things can be achieved in a hurry. Remember that there is also wisdom and beauty in the quiet things.
If you think you’re unique personality is not mentioned in this quiz, then check out the complete list of weather forecast symbols and terms used by PAGASA. You might find the weather forecast that suits your temperament to a T.