By Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz
The northeast monsoon or amihan will persist over the entire country that may bring some rains and cold weather particularly during the early hours in the next few days.
Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) weather specialist Jomaila Garrido said the amihan will bring cloudy skies with light rains over Aurora, Quezon, Batanes, Cagayan, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino, Abra, Benguet, Ifugao, Kalinga, Mountain Province, Apayao, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur, Dinagat Islands, Compostela Valley, Davao del Norte, Davao Oriental, Davao del Sur, and Davao Occidental.
Metro Manila and the rest of the country will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated light rains also due to amihan.
Northeast monsoon season usually prevails from late October to early March, and reaches its peak during February.
Baguio City registered its lowest temperature reading so far this amihan season last Jan. 28.
Higher air temperature was recorded in the country’s summer capital on Jan. 29 (Tuesday) at 10.6 degrees from last Monday’s 9.8 degrees Celsius.
Garrido said some areas in Northern Luzon, including Baguio City will continue to experience colder weather in the next two to three days.
Due to the surge of amihan, a gale warning remains in effect as sea travel remains risky over Northern Luzon, and eastern coastlines of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.
Fisherfolk are prevented from setting sail into these coastlines due to rough seas that will be dangerous for small sea crafts.
Meanwhile, the rest of the country will have moderate to rough seas.