By Alexandria Dennise San Juan
Cloudy skies with scattered rain showers will prevail over regions of Luzon and Visayas over the weekend brought by a tail-end of a cold front and northeast monsoon, while a possible storm brewing outside the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) is still being monitored, the weather state bureau said.
Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration weather specialist Samuel Duran said these weather conditions will occur due to a tail-end of a cold front affecting the eastern section of Southern Luzon and of Visayas while northeast monsoon on Northern and Central Luzon.
On the latest weather bulletin released yesterday, regions of Visayas and Bicol will experience cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms caused by a tail-end of a cold front.
PAGASA warned the public of the possibility of flash floods or landslides due to scattered light to moderate to at times heavy rains.
Meanwhile, northeast monsoon will bring cloudy skies with scattered rains to provinces of Cagayan Valley, Cordillera, Aurora, and Quezon.
Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rains will prevail over Metro Manila, Ilocos region, and the rest of Central Luzon and of Region 4-A (CALABARZON) also because of a northeast monsoon.
Weather condition in the regions of MIMAROPA and Mindanao is expected to be partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers because of localized thunderstorms that may cause possible flash floods or landslides due to isolated light to moderate to at times heavy rains.
Due to the tail-end of a cold front, PAGASA as of 12 noon today, also raised an “orange” rainfall warning in Albay which means flooding is threatening in low-lying areas and landslides in mountainous areas.
A “yellow” warning level was also raised in Catanduanes, or flooding is possible in low-lying areas and landslides in mountainous areas.
Light to moderate rains will prevail over Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Sorsogon and Burias.
Duran added that the state weather bureau is still monitoring the cloud clusters observed east of Mindanao outside PAR.
The weather specialist also reminds the public to be updated on the advisories they will issue, as the cloud clusters may be formed into a low pressure area that may later develop into a tropical depression.
PAGASA earlier said that should the weather disturbance enter PAR before the year ends, it will be named “Wilma,” or “Agaton” when it will enter on Monday, January 1.