Weather may improve starting Thursday

Metro Manila residentsmay have to continue putting up with rain until Thursday at the earliest, state weather forecasters said before noon Tuesday.

Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration forecaster Raymond Ordinario said Wednesday’s weather may be similar to Tuesday’s.

“Inaasahan natin hanggang bukas magiging ganito [ang] panahon natin (We expect the weather on Wednesday to be similar to today’s conditions),” Ordinario said in an interview on dzBB radio.

He said the earliest the weather may improve may be on Thursday, although it may still be cloudy by then.

Earlier Tuesday, PAGASA forecaster Elvie Enriquez said the rainy weather may last “one to two days” this week.

She said the rain was due to the northeast monsoon prevailing over Luzon and the inter-tropical convergence zone affecting Mindanao.

The northeast monsoon is expected to bring with it the cold winds associated with the Christmas season.

Northeast Monsoon prevailing over Luzon. Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) affecting Mindanao.
Southern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao will experience mostly cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms becoming cloudy with widespread rains over the eastern sections of Central and Southern Luzon and Visayas which may trigger flashfloods and landslides. The rest of Luzon will have mostly cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers.

Moderate to strong winds blowing from the Northeast will prevail over Luzon and Visayas and the coastal waters along these areas will be moderate to rough. Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate coming from the Northeast with slight to moderate seas.

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