WEATHER UPDATE – According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), Northeast Monsoon affects Luzon, Easterlies affect the rest of the country.
WEATHER UPDATE TODAY – January 4, 2024
PAGASA states that Luzon is impacted by the Northeast Monsoon, while the Easterlies influence the rest of the country.
Cagayan Valley, Apayao, Aurora, and Quezon will experience cloudy skies with rain due to the Northeast Monsoon. The moderate to occasionally heavy rainfall could potentially lead to flash floods or landslides.
Metro Manila, the remainder of Luzon, and Western Visayas will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated light rain due to the Northeast Monsoon. These conditions are not expected to cause significant disruption.
The rest of the country should anticipate partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms due to Easterlies or Localized Thunderstorms. Flash floods or landslides may occur during severe thunderstorms.
Based on PAGASA’s Wind and Coastal Water forecast:
- Northern Luzon will face strong northeast winds, resulting in rough coastal waters (2.8 to 4.0 meters).
- The rest of Luzon will experience moderate to strong northeast winds, leading to moderate to rough coastal waters (1.2 to 3.5 meters).
- The remaining parts of the country will encounter light to moderate northeast winds, causing slight to moderate coastal waters (0.6 to 2.5 meters).
The Northeast Monsoon and Easterlies create varied weather conditions across the country, ranging from rain showers and thunderstorms to cloudy skies.
These patterns can result in flash floods or landslides and impact coastal areas with different wind strengths. Residents are advised to stay informed with weather updates, take necessary precautions, monitor their surroundings, and be prepared for potential disasters.