MANILA, (PNA) — Light to moderate rains are still expected over Luzon including Metro Manila due to the monsoon trough affecting these areas, the state weather forecaster said on Saturday.
In its advisory, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said that Metro Manila and Central Luzon and the regions of Ilocos, Cordillera and Cagayan Valley will experience cloudy skies with light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms.
It added the rest of the country will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms mostly in the afternoon or evening.
PAGASA said that monsoon trough is a meeting of winds from the northeast and southwest that causes cloudy weather and rain.
This weather system is similar to the inter-tropical convergence zone (ITCZ), which is the meeting of eastern winds.
Weather Forecaster Joey Figuracion said that the agency continues to monitor the tropical storm with international name “Man-Yi” still outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR).
Figuracion said that Man-Yi has slim chance to enter the country as it heading towards Southern Japan.
He also once it reaches to Southern Japan it may enhance the southwest monsoon that will bring rains over the western part of the country.
He noted that its “possibility” of entering the country is now becoming slim if it continues to move west northwest but if it change it track to westward it will enter in the corner tip of PAR it will only pass above extreme Northern Luzon.
Once it enter the country, he said it will be locally named “Odette”, the 15th tropical cyclone to enter the country this year.
PAGASA said that light to moderate winds blowing from the southwest to south will prevail over extreme Northern Luzon and coming from the southwest over the rest of the country.
The coastal waters throughout the archipelago will be slight to moderate.