WEATHER UPDATE – According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), Northeast Monsoon affects Northern and Central Luzon, Easterlies affect the rest of the country.
WEATHER UPDATE TODAY – January 2, 2024
PAGASA reports that the Northeast Monsoon is affecting Northern and Central Luzon, while the Easterlies are impacting the rest of the country.
Mindanao can expect cloudy skies with intermittent rain showers and thunderstorms, brought about by the Easterlies. Moderate to occasionally heavy rains may lead to potential flash floods or landslides.
Cagayan Valley, Aurora, and Quezon are also expected to experience cloudy skies with rain due to the Northeast Monsoon. The moderate to occasionally heavy rainfall may lead to potential flash floods or landslides.
Metro Manila, Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, the rest of Central Luzon, and the rest of CALABARZON will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated light rains due to the Northeast Monsoon. Nonetheless, these conditions are not expected to have a significant impact.
The rest of the country will encounter partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms caused by Easterlies / Localized Thunderstorms. Possible flash floods or landslides may occur during severe thunderstorms.
The remainder of the country will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms caused by Easterlies or localized thunderstorms. There’s a possibility of flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms.
According to PAGASA’s Wind and Coastal Water forecast:
- Northern Luzon will have strong winds from the Northeast, causing rough coastal water conditions (2.8 to 4.0 meters).
- The rest of Luzon will experience moderate to strong wind speeds from the Northeast, leading to moderate to rough coastal water (1.2 to 3.5 meters).
- The remainder of the country will have light to moderate wind speeds from the East to Northeast, with slight to moderate coastal water conditions (0.6 to 2.5 meters).
Currently, Northern and Central Luzon are affected by the Northeast Monsoon, while the rest of the country is affected by the Easterlies.