The Northeast Monsoon, locally known as Hanging Amihan, composed of cold and dry air coming from Mainland China or Siberia, has intensified and is now affecting Northern Luzon.
This midweek Wednesday, residents of Cagayan Valley and Cordillera Administrative Region will experience cloudy skies with light rains. Ilocos Region will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated light rains. Meanwhile, Metro Manila and the rest of the archipelago can expect fair weather apart from possible rain showers and thunderstorms.
In an interview with Panahon TV, PAGASA Weather Forecaster Samuel Duran said that the county remains storm-free. No disturbance is expected to develop or enter the Philippine area of Responsibility (PAR).
Due to the surge of Amihan, gale warning is up in the northern 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.