Cloudiness, rain likely till Tuesday

Cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and isolated thunderstorms will be experienced over Bicol, Eastern and Central Visayas and Caraga regions, as well as Quezon province, Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical ServicesAdministration (PAGASA) said in its 24-hour forecast released Monday afternoon.

Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated light rains are expected over Metro Manila, as well as Ilocos, Cordillera, Cagayan Valley and Central Luzon regions, PAGASA noted.

It also said partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms will prevail over rest of the country.

The northeast monsoon or "amihan" is affecting Northern and Central Luzon while tail-end of a cold front is affecting Southern Luzon's eastern section.

According to PAGASA, moderate to strong winds from the northeast will prevail over Luzon where coastal waters will be moderate to rough.

"Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate coming from the northeast with slight to moderate seas," said PAGASA.

In its 11th gale warning released Monday afternoon, PAGASA said strong to gale-force winds associated with "amihan" will likely affect Northern Luzon's northern and eastern seaboards covering Calayan and Babuyan islands as well as Batanes, Ilocos Norte, Cagayan and Isabelaprovinces.

PAGASA also forecast such winds to affect Central and Southern Luzon's eastern seaboard covering Aurora province, the Camarines provinces, Catanduanes province and eastern coasts of Albay, Sorsogon and Quezon provinces including Polilio Island.

Expected 52 kph to 63 kph winds can fan there rough to very rough seas with waves up to 4.5 meters high, noted PAGASA.

"Fishing boats and other small seacraft are advised not to venture out into sea while larger sea vessels are alerted against big waves," PAGASA added.

Source: Philippines News Agency

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