A cluster of clouds is seen west of Mindanao in a satellite image of the Philippines from November 21, 2023. (Photo by Pagasa)

MANILA, Philippines – No new weather disturbances were observed in the Philippine area of ​​responsibility (PAR) as of Tuesday, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa).

In Pagasa’s Tuesday forecast, meteorological expert Grace Castañeda clarified that other than the cloud cluster being monitored west of Mindanao, there are no new disturbances that could directly impact the country’s weather.

On Monday, the state meteorological agency announced that the last low pressure area (LPA) sighted east of Surigao City has dissipated.

READ: LPA dissipated in Surigao

Despite this, Filipinos can expect a cloudy Tuesday with the possibility of rain showers in many parts of the country, Pagasa said.

This is because a shear line, or the convergence of hot and cold wind, and the northeast monsoon or “amihan” continue to prevail over the Philippines.

In a November 21 bulletin, the weather bureau predicted cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms in the Visayas, Bicol region, Mimaropa, Zamboanga Peninsula, Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi.

Amihan will bring cloudy skies with light rains in Cagayan Valley, Quezon, Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon.

Meanwhile, the rest of Mindanao will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms, Pagasa said.

Castañeda warned of possible flooding and landslides in areas that will experience rain.

As for the country’s coastline, the meteorological agency maintains a gale warning in the following areas:

  • Batanes
  • Ilocos Norte
  • Ilocos South
  • Cagayan
  • Isabella
  • Aurora
  • North coast of Quezon including Polillo Islands
  • Calaguas Islands
  • Research-Research, Albay
  • Eastern coast of Sorsogon
  • North and east coasts of Catanduanes
  • Northern and eastern coasts of Northern Samar
  • Eastern coast of Eastern Samar

“It is dangerous to sail for fishermen, especially those with small fishing vessels,” the Pagasa weather expert said in Filipino.

READ: 2 APLs monitored by Pagasa have little chance of becoming storms

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