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Cloudy skies, isolated rain showers in PH on BSKE, 'Undas'

THE northeast monsoon or «amihan» and shear line, alongside a possible low pressure area (LPA), may affect the country during the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections (BSKE) and All Saint's Day or «Undas.»

In a weather outlook issued on Friday by the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa), Visayas, Bicol Region, Caraga, and Quezon will experience generally cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms caused by the combined effects of shear line and LPA.


«Mostly cloudy skies with light rains will be experienced over Cagayan Valley and Aurora while the Ilocos Region, Cordillera, the rest of Central Luzon and Metro Manila will be partly cloudy with isolated light rains due to Northeast Monsoon,» according to Juanito Galang, Pagasa's weather division chief, said.

«The rest of the country will have isolated afternoon or evening rain showers and thunderstorms during Election Day,» he added.

The same weather systems and an LPA would affect the entire archipelago during Undas, the Pagasa official said.

The state-run weather agency said that Bicol Region, Visayas, Caraga and Quezon province would be cloudy with scattered downpours and thunderstorms due to the combined effects of shear Line and LPA.

«Cagayan Valley and Cordillera Administrative Region will be mostly cloudy with light rains while Metro Manila, Central Luzon, and Ilocos Region will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated light rains due to amihan,» Pagasa said.

On Wednesday until Friday (November 1-3), Quezon, Bicol Region, and Eastern Visayas are expected to be cloudy with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms due to combined effects of shear Line and LPA, it added.

Moreover, Galang said moderate to strong winds coming from the northeast will prevail over Northern Luzon and the coastal waters will be moderate to rough while light to moderate northeasterly to northwesterly winds will affect the rest of the country with slight to moderate sea.

Amihan refers to the wind coming from the northeast that brings mild temperatures while the shear line – is where the hot and cold air converge.