The Philippine weather landscape is influenced by two predominant weather systems: the Northeast Monsoon and the Easterlies. These systems dictate the weather conditions across various regions, outlining potential impacts and advisories.
Northeast Monsoon in Extreme Northern Luzon
In Batanes and Cagayan, cloudy skies accompanied by light rains prevail, attributed to the Northeast Monsoon. Similarly, in the Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, and the remainder of Cagayan Valley, partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated light rains are expected, all due to the influence of this monsoon. Fortunately, these conditions are not expected to cause significant impacts.
Easterlies and Localized Thunderstorms Across the Country
Meanwhile, Metro Manila and the rest of the nation experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms, primarily influenced by Easterlies and localized thunderstorms. However, it’s important to note the potential for flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms, particularly in areas prone to such occurrences.
Forecasted Wind and Coastal Water Conditions
In Northern Luzon, moderate to strong winds from the northeast direction prevail, leading to moderate to rough coastal waters. Conversely, the rest of the country experiences lighter to moderate winds from the east to northeast, resulting in slight to moderate coastal waters.
Visayas, Palawan, and Occidental Mindoro Outlook
The Visayas, Palawan Kalayaan Islands, and Occidental Mindoro anticipate partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms due to Easterlies and localized thunderstorms. These regions will experience light to moderate winds from the east to northeast, maintaining slight to moderate seas.
General Flood Advisories
As of 6:00 AM, February 9, 2024, specific flood advisories have been issued for Region 11 (Davao Region), Region 13 (CARAGA), and BARMM. These advisories, numbered GFA#4 for Regions 11 and 13, and GFA#2 for BARMM, provide crucial guidance to residents and authorities regarding flood preparedness and response measures.
While various regions experience different weather patterns due to the Northeast Monsoon and Easterlies, vigilance and preparedness remain crucial, especially in areas prone to adverse weather conditions and potential hazards like flash floods and landslides. Stay updated with local advisories and take necessary precautions to ensure safety during inclement weather.