Bicol region, Eastern Visayas will experience heavy rains – PAGASA

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Political map of Bicol Region. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.org
Political map of Bicol Region. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.org

MANILA (8-Mar-2013)- The eastern side of the country will experience heavy rains due to wind convergence of the northeast monsoon and easterlies, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on Friday.

Weather Forecaster Gener Quitlong said Bicol region and Eastern Visayas will experience cloudy skies with moderate to occasionally heavy rainshowers and thunderstorms while Mindanao and the rest of Visayas will be cloudy with scattered light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms.

He added that Cordillera Administrative Region, Cagayan Valley, and the provinces of Aurora and Quezon will be cloudy with light rain while Metro Manila and the rest of the country will have partly cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorm.

Quitlong said they monitored a cloud cluster in the Pacific Ocean which might develop into a weather disturbance on Friday afternoon or early Saturday morning.

However, he said the cloud cluster might also dissipate due to the northeast monsoon.

Coastal waters in the eastern section of Luzon and the Visayas will be moderate to rough.

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

Meanwhile, PAGASA said strong to gale-force winds associated with the northeast monsoon may affect the eastern seaboards of Luzon and Visayas.

“Fishing boats and other small seacrafts are advised not to venture out into the sea while larger sea vessels are alerted against big waves,” it said. (PNA)

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