PAGASA: Clear weather for the rest of 2013
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) sees no potential weather disturbance in the remaining days of 2013.
PAGASA forecaster Fernando Cada said there will be no weather disturbance that may affect any parts of the country until the end of the year except for some light rains in the eastern section, particularly Eastern Visayas and Caraga Region.
Meanwhile, the dominant weather system in Luzon will be the northeast monsoon, locally called hanging amihan, which will bring light or sudden rains over the area, Cada said.
Last Thursday (December 26), the easterlies or the moist and warm air coming from the Pacific Ocean brought isolated rains over parts of Metro Manila.
Cada explained that the prevailing weather system over Luzon is the northeast monsoon but the high temperature, and the convergence of easterly and northeasterly winds brought about the sudden rains over Metro Manila.
PAGASA said this Thursday, Cagayan Valley, Ilocos Region, and Cordillera Autonomous Region (CAR) will experience cloudy skies with light rains.
Meanwhile, Metro Manila and the rest of the country will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms.
Moderate to strong winds coming from the northeast will prevail over Northern and Central Luzon and from the east to northeast over Southern Luzon and Eastern Visayas.
PAGASA said the coastal waters along these areas will be moderate to rough. Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate coming from the east to northeast with slight to moderate seas.