Rainy Friday in Cebu, Tacloban, CDO
MANILA, Philippines – If you're from Cebu, Tacloban, or Cagayan de Oro, never leave your house without an umbrella on Friday, January 18.
In its weather bulletin on Friday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said cloudy skies will generally cover the 3 areas, leading to rainshowers and thunderstorms.
The tail-end of a cold front is affecting the Visayas, PAGASA explained. The front boundary of two air masses, the tail-end of a cold front usually brings clouds and rain over affected areas.
Meanwhile, PAGASA added the cities of Tuguegarao and Legaspi will experience occasional rain. Metro Manila will experience partly cloudy skies with brief rainshowers and thunderstorms.
The state weather bureau said that in general, northern Mindanao, Caraga, and eastern and central Visayas will have cloudy skies with light to moderate rainshowers or thunderstorms.
Cloudy skies with light rain will cover Cagayan Valley, the Bicol region, and the provinces of Aurora and Quezon. Metro Manila, along with the rest of the Philippines, will experience partly cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers and thunderstorms.
The northeast monsoon or "amihan" wind will continue to give the Philippines cool weather, PAGASA forecaster Aldczar Aurelio told Rappler. He said the lowest temperature recorded in Metro Manila, as of 8:30 am on Friday, is 22.5 degrees Celsius.
On Thursday, January 17, the lowest temperature recorded in the capital was at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. He said the NAIA area registered a temperature of 18.8 degrees Celsius.
Despite the cold and sometimes rainy weather, Aurelio said PAGASA has not monitored an approaching storm for the past few days. – Rappler.com