MANILA, Philippines – Luzon can expect colder mornings as the northeastern monsoon or “amihan” season began Thursday, October 16.
PAGASA officer-in-charge Flaviana Hilario in a statement Thursday said that the cold and dry air over the northern part of the country is due to the development of high pressure system over mainland China which shifted the wind direction over Luzon to northeasterlies.
As a result, minimum temperature has lowered over the extreme Northern Luzon area, while strong to gale force northeasterly winds have been observed over the seaboard of Northern Luzon.
Hilario said these meteorological conditions “normally signify the start of the northeast monsoon season.”
Starting Thursday and for the coming days and months, colder early morning temperatures will likely be felt over Luzon, with chances of light rains especially over the northern and eastern sections, she said.
“Weather conditions over the rest of the country will be generally fair apart from isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms in the afternoon or evening,” Hilario added. – Rappler.com
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