Tropical cyclone formation remains less likely until next week, but various weather systems may bring isolated rain showers and cloudy skies in the country, said the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on Sunday, Feb. 13.

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In a public weather forecast, PAGASA weather specialist Benison Estareja said that various weather systems namely northeast monsoon, locally called “amihan”, shear line, also called the tail-end of frontal system, and easterlies may bring scattered rain showers in the country over the next 24 hours.

“Nakakaapekto ang shear line sa silangang parte ng central and southern Luzon. Sa mga kababayan natin sa norte, asahan pa rin ang epekto ng northeast monsoon. Habang mainit pa rin at maalinsangan sa Visayas and Mindanao na may kasamang mga isolated rain showers or thunderstorms dulot ng easterlies (Shear line affects the eastern section of central and southern Luzon. Meanwhile, residents of the north may experience the effects of the northeast monsoon. Warm and humid weather condition with a chance of isolated rain showers may prevail over the Visayas and Mindanao due to the easterlies),” said Estareja.

Residents of Aurora and Quezon were warned against the possible impacts of shear line which may include flash floods and landslides during moderate to at times heavy rains.

Meanwhile, the State weather bureau said that the northeast monsoon may bring partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated light rains in Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Cagayan Valley, and the rest of Central Luzon.

Metro Manila and the rest of the country may likewise experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers due to easterlies and localized thunderstorms.

“For this week naman po ay mababa pa rin ang chance na magkakaroon tayo ng bagyo o tropical cyclone sa loob ng Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) (For this week, the formation of tropical cyclone inside PAR remains less likely),” Estareja added.

Source: Manila Bulletin (