The northeast monsoon, or amihan, and easterly winds will bring cloudy skies and isolated light rains across the country on Wednesday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said. (Photo by Pagasa)

MANILA, Philippines – A cloud cluster outside the Philippine area of ​​responsibility (PAR) in the Central Pacific Ocean could turn into a low pressure area (LPA) in the next 24 hours, state meteorologists said Wednesday.

In a morning weather report, Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) expert Benison Estareja said that although they are not seeing any LPA entering the country, they are monitoring the cluster of clouds that could bring rain in some parts of Visayas and Mindanao. in the next days.

“This weather disturbance in the low pressure area could enter the PAR over the weekend and bring rain to a large part of Visayas and Mindanao early next week,” Estajera advised, saying that if the cloud cluster turns into an LPA , this will affect the southern parts of the country.

Meanwhile, the northeast monsoon, known locally as amihan, and easterly winds are likely to affect parts of the Philippines with isolated rains on Wednesday, the state meteorological department said.

Eastern winds are warm winds that blow from the Pacific Ocean.

In a weather bulletin, Pagasa said cloudy skies with light rains are likely in Cagayan Valley, Apayao, Kalinga, Mountain Province, Ifugao, Aurora and Quezon due to the northeast monsoon.

The northeast monsoon may also bring partly cloudy to cloudy skies, with isolated light rains in the Ilocos region, the rest of Central Luzon, and the rest of the Cordillera Administrative Region.

Estajera noted that for the rest of Luzon – including Metro Manila, western Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas and Quezon), Bicol region and Mimaropa (Oriental Mindoro, Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan) – the weather is likely to be sunny, but the possibility of isolated light rain cannot be ruled out.

Meanwhile, in the Visayas, easterly winds will bring cloudy skies and some rain in Northern Samar and Eastern Samar.

The likelihood of rain in other parts of the Visayas, however, remains low, the weather bureau noted.

“For our compatriots in Mindanao (…) there is a high probability of rain in Davao Oriental, Davao de Oro and the provinces of Agusan del Sur and Surigao del Sur due to easterly winds, although it is partly cloudy and sometimes sunny in the rest of Mindanao,” the weather expert said in Filipino during a morning weather briefing.

Despite the chance of light rain, the country could still face hot and humid weather due to easterly winds.

Estajera reported that temperatures in the cities of Zamboanga, Cotabato and General Santos could reach up to 34 degrees Celsius.

Metro Manila and its surrounding areas may experience temperatures of up to 33 degrees Celsius, while Visayas may experience temperatures of up to 31 degrees Celsius.

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