By Christopher Lloyd T. Caliwan
MANILA, Feb. 21 (PNA) — Except in Northern Luzon, fair weather will be experienced in most parts of the country on Sunday, according to the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).
In its advisory, PAGASA said the northeast monsoon or "hangin amihan" continues to be the dominant weather system affecting Northern Luzon.
For Sunday forecast, the northeast monsoon will bring cloudy skies with light rains to be experienced over the Provinces of Cagayan and Batanes while partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated light rains is expected over the Regions of Ilocos, Cordillera and the rest of Cagayan Valley.
Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms will prevail over Metro Manila and the rest of the country.
The state-run weather bureau issued a gale warning due to the strong to gale force winds associated with the northeast monsoon as the sea condition would be moderate to rough in the northern, eastern and western seaboards of Northern Luzon.
"Fishing boats and other small seacrafts are alerted against rought to very rough seas," it warned.
It added moderate to strong winds blowing from the northeast will prevail over Northern Luzon and its coastal waters will be moderate to rough. Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate coming from the east to northeast with slight to moderate seas.
In its weekly outlook, PAGASA said by Monday and Tuesday, (February 22-23), the Northeast Monsoon (Amihan) will continue to affect Northern Luzon bringing cloudy skies with light rains over Batanes, Calayan and Babuyan group of islands. Partly cloudy skies with isolated light rains will prevail over Northern Luzon while Metro Manila and the rest of the country will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.
By Wednesday (February 24), a new surge of Northeast Monsoon "Amihan" will affect Northern and Central Luzon bringing cloudy skies with light rains over the regions of Cagayan Valley, Cordillera and Ilocos, while Metro Manila and the rest of the country will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms. This weather scenario will persist until the rest of the forecast period (February 25-26).
No Tropical Cyclone is expected to enter or develop inside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR). (PNA)