Cloudiness, some rain likely till Thursday

MANILA-- Cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and isolated thunderstorms will be experienced over CARAGA, Davao and Northern Mindanao regions, Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical andAstronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said in its 24-hour forecast released Wednesday afternoon.

PAGASA also forecast cloudy skies with light rains over Cagayan Valley, the Cordilleras, Bicol, Eastern Visayas and Central Visayas as well as provinces of Aurora and Quezon.

Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated light rains will prevail over Metro Manila and rest of the country.

The northeast monsoon or "amihan" is affecting the country.

According to PAGASA, the country may experience moderate to strong winds from the northeast and moderate to rough seas.

Strong to gale-force winds associated with "amihan" may affect seaboards of Northern Luzon, eastern seaboards of Central Luzon, Southern Luzon and the Visayas, western seaboards of Central Luzon and the Visayas as well as southern seaboard of Southern Luzon.

The seaboards cover Batanes, Calayan, Babuyan, Cagayan, Ilocos Norte, Isabela, Aurora, the Camarines provinces, Catanduanes, eastern coasts of Albay, Sorsogon and Quezon including Polillo Island, northern and eastern coasts of Northern Samar, eastern coasts of Eastern Samar and Southern Leyte, Zambales, Bataan, southern coast of Mindoro Oriental, Iloilo, Guimaras, Negros Occidental, the Surigaoprovinces, Siargao Island and Dinagat Island, PAGASA said in its gale warning 14 released Wednesday afternoon.

Expected 52 kph to 63 kph winds can fan there rough to very rough seas and waves up to 4.5 meters high.

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

Source: Philippines News Agency

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