Pagasa: Amihan over North, Central Luzon

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Sunday, January 5, 2014

MANILA -- The cold spell due to the Northeast Monsoon (Hanging Amihan) continues to affect most parts of the country, particularly Northern and Central Luzon, state weather forecasters said on Sunday afternoon.

In its 5 p.m. bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said that many parts of the country will likely have light rain and thunderstorms.

It said, "Bicol region, Eastern Visayas and the provinces of Surigao will experience cloudy skies with light to moderate rain showers and thunderstorms."

Pagasa added that Metro Manila and the regions of Cagayan Valley, Ilocos, Cordillera and Central Luzon will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated light rain while the rest of the country will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms.

It also said, "Moderate to strong winds blowing from the Northeast will prevail over Northern and Central Luzon and the coastal waters along these areas will be moderate to rough. Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate coming from the Northeast with slight to moderate seas." (SFP/Sunnex)

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