In an interview with Panahon TV, PAGASA Weather Forecaster Meno Mendoza said that the country remains storm-free and no weather disturbance is expected to develop or enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) in the next two to three days. However, rains may prevail due to the Northeast Monsoon and Easterlies.
The Northeast Monsoon, locally known as Hanging Amihan, is composed of cold and dry air coming from Mainland China or Siberia. Easterlies, on the other hand, are warm and humid winds coming from the Pacific Ocean. The cold breeze will still be felt in Northern Luzon, while the eastern section of Visayas and Mindanao should brace for a warm Wednesday.
Residents of Cebu, Bohol, Siquijor, Eastern Visayas, Northern Mindanao, Caraga, Davao Region, Quezon and Bicol Region are advised to prepare for cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms. Meanwhile, Ilocos Norte, Cordillera Administrative Region, Cagayan Valley and Aurora will have cloudy skies with scattered rains.
The rest of Ilocos Region and Central Luzon will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rains. Metro Manila and the rest of the archipelago can expect generally fair weather apart from isolated rain showers or thunderstorms.
As Amihan prevails, gale warning is up in the northern, eastern and western seaboards of Northern Luzon. Fishing boats and other small seacraft are not advised to venture out into the sea, while larger sea vessels are alerted against big waves.