The northeast monsoon, locally called “amihan,” will bring cold and cloudy weather with light rains over Luzon and Visayas in the next 24 hours, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on Wednesday, Jan. 12.

PAGASA weather specialist Aldczar Aurelio said the amihan extending across Luzon and Visayas will bring light rains over Batanes, Cagayan, and Babuyan Islands.

Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated light amihan rains may also prevail over Metro Manila, the rest of Luzon, and Visayas, Aurelio said.

Based on the PAGASA’s monitoring, the lowest air temperatures recorded on Jan. 12 are as follows:

Baguio City — 11.8 degrees Celsius (°C)

San Jose, Occidental Mindoro — 17.1°C

Sinait, Ilocos Sur — 17.3°C

Basco, Batanes — 17.5°C

Malaybalay, Bukidnon — 17.5°C

Laoag City, Ilocos Norte — 17.6°C

Tuguegarao City, Cagayan — 18.1°C

Casiguran, Aurora — 18.2°C

Tanay, Rizal — 18.9°C

Iba, Zambales — 19.2°C

Meanwhile, Mindanao will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers due to localized thunderstorms in the next 24 hours.

PAGASA warned the public that severe thunderstorms may trigger flash floods or landslides particularly in areas that are highly susceptible to these hazards.

Moreover, no gale warning is in effect over the country’s seaboards as of Wednesday.

Moderate to rough seas may prevail over Luzon and Visayas while slight to moderate seas may persist over Mindanao.

As such, sea travel is safe even for fisherfolk and others with small sea vessels, PAGASA said.

Source: Manila Bulletin (https://mb.com.ph/2022/01/12/luzon-visayas-to-experience-cold-breeze-light-rains-due-to-amihan/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=luzon-visayas-to-experience-cold-breeze-light-rains-due-to-amihan)