WEATHER UPDATE – According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), Shear line affects the eastern sections of Visayas and Mindanao, Northeast Monsoon affects Luzon and the rest of Visayas.
WEATHER UPDATE TODAY – January 15, 2024
PAGASA reports that the Shear Line will affect the eastern sections of Visayas and Mindanao, while the Northeast Monsoon will impact the rest of Luzon and Visayas.
Southern Leyte, Caraga, Northern Mindanao, and Davao Region will encounter cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms caused by the Shear Line. Moderate to heavy rains may cause possible flash floods and landslides.
Cordillera Administrative Region, Cagayan Valley, Aurora, Quezon, and Bicol Region will experience cloudy skies with light rains due to the Northeast Monsoon. These conditions are not expected to cause significant disruption.
Metro Manila, Western Visayas, and the rest of Luzon can anticipate partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated light rains due to the Northeast Monsoon. These conditions are not expected to cause any impact.
The rest of the country will encounter partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms caused by Easterlies / Localized Thunderstorms. Severe landslides or flash floods are expected during thunderstorms.
Based on PAGASA’s Wind and Coastal Water forecast:
- The eastern sections of Southern Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao will experience strong northeast winds, causing rough coastal water conditions (2.8 to 4.0 meters).
- The rest of the country will experience moderate to strong northeast winds, leading to moderate to rough coastal waters (1.2 to 3.7 meters).
The combination of the Northeast Monsoon and Shear Line leads to diverse weather conditions nationwide as of today, which includes rain showers, thunderstorms, and cloudy skies.
These weather patterns can cause sudden floods or landslides and affect coastal regions with different wind intensities.
People are encouraged to stay updated on weather forecasts, take essential safety measures, keep an eye on their surroundings, and prepare for potential emergencies.