The northeast monsoon, known locally as “amihan”, will bring slightly colder weather with light rainfall over most of Luzon this weekend, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) announced on Saturday, December 4th.
Cloudy skies with light monsoon rains may prevail over the Cagayan Valley, Cordillera Administrative Region, Aurora, and northern Quezon including the Polillo Islands.
Likewise, Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with occasional light monsoon rains.
Weather specialist Benison Estareja said the average December lows in northern Luzon are between 13 degrees Celsius (Â° C) and 22 Â° C; 13 Â° C to 26 Â° C in the Luzon lowlands; 10 Â° C to 13 Â° C in mountainous Luzon; 19 Â° C to 25 Â° C in Metro Manila; 20 Â° C to 25 Â° C in lowland Visayas; 19 Â° C to 24 Â° C in the lowlands of Mindanao; and 16 Â° C to 17 Â° C in mountainous Mindanao.
In January, the minimum temperature ranges in Northern Luzon are 12 Â° C to 21 Â° C; 15 Â° C to 25 Â° C in the Luzon lowlands; 8 Â° C to 12 Â° C in mountainous Luzon; 19 Â° C to 24 Â° C in Metro Manila; 20 Â° C to 25 Â° C in lowland Visayas; 19 Â° C to 24 Â° C in the lowlands of Mindanao; and 15 Â° C to 17 Â° C in mountainous Mindanao, said Estareja.
In the meantime, the lowest point or extent of a typhoon with the international name “Nyatoh” can continue to include isolated showers and thunderstorms over the Zamboanga Peninsula, the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, Soccsksargen, Caraga, the Davao region and the southern part of Palawan . bring Kalayaan Islands in the next 24 hours.
The rest of the country will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with occasional rain showers or thunderstorms.
Estareja said a low pressure area that was 970 kilometers east of Visayas at 3 a.m. was formed from the trough typhoon “Nyatoh”.
However, he pointed out that the LPA has a slim chance of intensifying into a tropical cyclone and will most likely resolve within the next two days.
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