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Check out the Chinese New Year weather in your area

by Leila Salaverria

ARE you ready to welcome the lunar new year? See what the weather will be like in your area on that day. 

No tropical storm will enter the country this weekend, but a low pressure are may form off Mindanao and bring rains on Sunday, Chinese New Year, in Eastern Mindanao, according to the state weather bureau.

This low pressure area could bring rains over the entire Mindanao by Monday.

The shear line, or the boundary line where hot and cold air meet, will continue to bring rains in parts of the country for the next three days, but this will weaken beginning Saturday. 

CNY weather in other areas

In Metro Manila, home to the world’s oldest Chinatown Binondo, there will be some rains on Saturday morning due to the northeast monsoon. For the rest of the day up to Monday, there will be partly cloudy to cloudy skies and low chance of rain.  

In Baguio City, there will be some rains on Saturday, but the skies are expected to clear up on Sunday and Monday.  

Those in the Bicol region will continue to feel the effects of the shear line on Saturday. But in general, the rains will be light to moderate beginning Friday evening to Saturday. On Sunday, the sun will peek out as the skies will be partly cloudy to cloudy. There will be scattered rain showers and localized thunderstorms. It is expected to be sunny on Monday.

Metro Cebu and the entire Central Visayas will have generally fair weather conditions during the weekend. The skies will be partly cloudy to cloudy in the morning, and there will be a high chance of rain at noon and possible localized thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening.

Metro Davao will be sunny on Saturday morning, but it will be cloudy in the afternoon and people could expect cloudy skies and scattered rain showers due to the trough of the low pressure area. 

The cloudy skies will continue on Sunday and Monday and there will be scattered rain showers and thunderstorms for the entire Davao region, Caraga region, Soccsksargen, and Northern Mindanao. The rains may be heavy. 

Friday weather 

For today, January 20, heavy rains are expected in Southern Luzon and Visayas because of the shear line. 

Residents in the areas are advised to watch out for floods and landslides due to light to moderate with at times heavy rains. 

Cagayan Valley, Apayao, Kalinga, Mt. Province, Ifugao, Aurora, Laguna, Quezon, Oriental Mindoro, and Marinduque will have cloudy skies and light to moderate rains due to the northeast monsoon. 

Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with light rains. 

Northern Samar may experience heavy rains today due to the shear line especially this morning, and residents are advised to watch out for flash floods and landslides.  

The rest of the Visayas will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies in general. Aklan and Capiz will have isolated rain showers in the morning, and the rest of the Visayas may experience scattered rain showers throughout the day.  

Mindanao will have sunny to partly cloudy skies today and the day will be warm. But there will be a high chance or rain this morning in the eastern section of Caraga, or the Surigao provinces and Dinagat Islands. 

At noon and evening, there will be a high chance of rain over the rest of Caraga, portions of Davao region, and the southern portion of Mindanao due to localized thunderstorms.

Don’t head out to sea in these areas

The northeast monsoon is still causing rough to very rough seas and big waves in parts of the country.

The weather bureau said disherfolk and small sea craft should not to head out to sea in the following areas: 

  • Batanes
  • Cagayan
  • Isabela
  • Ilocos Norte
  • Ilocos Sur
  • La Union
  • Pangasinan
  • Aurora 
  • Northern Quezon including Polilio Islands
  • Camarines Norte
  • Northern coast of Camarines Sur 
  • Northern and eastern coasts of Catanduanes
  • Eastern coast of Albay
  • Eastern coast of Sorsogon
  • Northern and eastern coasts of Samar

Temperature check

Here are the temperatures for select cities in the country:

  • Metro Manila- 23-29 °C 
  • Baguio- 14-24 °C 
  • Laoag- 23-33 °C
  • Tuguegarao- 21-26 °C
  • Tagaytay- 20-28 °C
  • Legazpi- 24-28 °C
  • Puerto Princesa- 26-30 °C
  • Kalayaan Islands- 25-30 °C 
  • Cebu- 25-31 °C
  • Tacloban- 24-30 °C
  • Iloilo- 25-29 °C
  • Davao- 25-32 °C
  • Cagayan de Oro- 25-29 °C
  • Zamboanga- 24-33 °C

Visayas forecast

Ang Northern Samar makasinati ug madag-umon na kalangitan inubanan sa mga katag-katag na mga pag-ulan, pagpangilat ug pagpanugdog tungod sa Shearline. Ang nahibiling bahin sa Visayas makasinati ng panagsang mapanganuron ngadto na sa madag-umon nga kalangitan inubanan sa pat-ak pat-ak na pag-ulan ug pagpanugdug-kilat tungod sa Shearline/localized thunderstorms. Samtang ang Palawan lakip na ang Kalayaan Islands, ug ang Occidental Mindoro makasinati ug panagsang mapanganuron ngadto na sa madag-umon nga kalangitan inubanan sa mga hinay na pag-ulan tungod sa Amihan.

Kasarangan ngadto sa kusog na hangin nga gikan sa Amihanang-sidlakan ang mupasulabi sa tibuok Visayas, Palawan lakip na ang Kalayaan Islands, ug sa Occidental Mindoro diin ang kadagatan adunay kasarangan ngadto na sa baluron na kahimtang.

Mindanao forecast

Ang tibuok dapit sa Mindanao makasinati sa panalagsang pagdag-um ngadto sa mapanganuron nga kalangitan inubanan sa pat-ak pat-ak nga pag ulan, kilat ug panalugdog tungod sa Localized Thunderstorms. Hinay ngdto sa kasarangan nga hangin ang magagikan sa amihanang silangan ngadto na sa amihanang direksyon ug ang kadagatan hapsay ngadto sa kasarangan ang pagbalud.

Banner photo credit: Windy.com



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