MANILA, Philippines – Most of the Philippines will experience cloudy skies and light rain on Tuesday due to the effects of two weather systems, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa).
“We have some areas with cloudy skies at the moment due to the effects of weather systems affecting certain parts of our country,” Pagasa expert Rhea Torres said in a morning weather report.
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The northeast monsoon, known locally as amihan, is affecting eastern sections of Luzon, while line shear, or the convergence of cold and warm wind, is affecting southern Luzon and Visayas.
The northeast monsoon is expected to bring cloudy skies with light rains on Tuesday over Cagayan Valley, Cordillera and Aurora Administrative Region, Pagasa's 4 a.m. statement said.
Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon, on the other hand, will be alleviated by isolated light rains also due to the northeast monsoon, he continued.
The state meteorological agency further said the shear line will bring cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms over Eastern Visayas, Bicol Region, Aklan, Capiz, Marinduque, Romblon, Oriental Mindoro and Quezon.
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As for the country's coastline, rough to very rough seas will be experienced in northern Luzon, central Luzon, southern Luzon and the Visayas, where waves can reach 4.5 meters in height.
Pagasa noted that it is not yet monitoring any low pressure areas that form or enter the Philippines' area of responsibility.