by Ma. Cristina Arayata
MANILA, Philippines – Several areas in the country will experience rain showers due to two weather systems — the shear line and the northeast monsoon or “amihan”, the weather bureau said Tuesday.
Scattered rain showers and thunderstorms caused by the shear line will prevail over Bicol Region, Quezon, Northern and Eastern Samar and Samar.
The northeast monsoon, on the other hand, will cause rains over Cagayan Valley, Ilocos Norte, and Apayao.
Moderate to heavy rains in those areas may result in flash floods and landslides, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said.
It added that the northeast monsoon would bring isolated light rains over Central Luzon, the rest of Ilocos Region and the rest of Cordillera Administrative Region.
The rest of the country will continue to experience isolated rain showers due to localized thunderstorms.
Moderate to strong winds and moderate to rough seas still prevail across Northern Luzon.
Rough to very rough seas are forecast to prevail over the northern, western and eastern seaboards of Northern Luzon. Mariners using small seacraft are advised to remain in port.
Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate with slight to moderate seas, PAGASA said.
Meanwhile, PAGASA said the tropical cyclone outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) has weakened into a low pressure area.
If it redevelops or enters the PAR as a tropical depression, the bureau said it will be named “Kabayan”. (PNA)