Pagasa: Scattered rain showers, cooler Thursday weather expected

By: Cathrine Gonzales - Inquirer.net | December 30,2021 - 08:13 AM
cooler Thursday

Cloudy skies cover Metro Cebu on Thursday morning, December 30, 2021. Cooler weather and isolated rain showers are expected on Thursday due to the northeast monsoon or “amihan” and the shear line. CDN Digital photo | Brian J. Ochoa

MANILA, Philippines — Cooler weather and isolated rain showers are expected on Thursday, December 30, 2021, due to the northeast monsoon or “amihan” and the shear line, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa).

Pagasa weather specialist Grace Castañeda said the northeast monsoon continues to bring cold weather to Luzon while the shear line, or the convergence of winds from the “amihan” and the easterlies, is affecting the weather in the Visayas and Mindanao.

“Sa kasalukuyan ay northeast monsoon pa rin ang umiiral dito sa bahagi ng Luzon kung saan asahan pa rin natin ang malamig na panahon at yung mga tsansa ng mahihinang pag-ulan dulot ng amihan lalong lalo na sa bahagi ng Cagayan Valley maging sa mga lalawigan ng Aurora at Quezon,” Castañeda said.

(The northeast monsoon still prevails in Luzon where it is expected to bring cold weather and possible rain showers especially in Cagayan Valley, Aurora, and Quezon.)

Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon, on the other hand, will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated light rains due to the northeast monsoon.

“Samantala, ‘yung shear line naman ang patuloy na umiiral dito sa bahagi ng Visayas maging sa northeastearn portion of Mindanao kung saan asahan natin na magdudulot ito ng maulap na kalangitan na may kalat-kalat na pag-ulan, pagkulog at pagkidlat, dito’ yan sa buong bahagi ng Visayas at Mindanao,” Castañeda also said.

(Meanwhile, the shear line continues to prevail in the Visayas and the northeastern portion of Mindanao where it is expected to bring cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms to the entire Visayas and Mindanao.)

Below is the forecast temperature range in key cities / areas on Thursday:

Metro Manila: 21 to 29 degrees Celsius

Baguio City: 12 to 21 degrees Celsius

Laoag City:  19 to 31 degrees Celsius

Tuguegarao: 20 to 29 degrees Celsius

Legazpi City: 24 to 30 degrees Celsius

Puerto Princesa City: 26 to 31 degrees Celsius

Tagaytay City: 20 to 28 degrees Celsius

Kalayaan Islands: 26 to 31 degrees Celsius

Iloilo City: 24 to 29 degrees Celsius

Cebu: 24 to 29 degrees Celsius

Tacloban City: 23 to 27 degrees Celsius

Cagayan De Oro City: 24 to 29 degrees Celsius

Zamboanga City: 23 to 32 degrees Celsius

Davao City: 24 to 30 degrees Celsius

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