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Heavy rains in Mindanao, Quezon; ‘bed weather’ in Benguet

by Malou Talosig-Bartolome

HEAVY rains woke many residents of Mindanao and Quezon from sleep this morning, state weather forecaster Pagasa reported.

Or maybe not. As the rain makes you lull further into sleep.

But “bed weather” feels more like it in Benguet, Ifugao and Mountain Province. Waking up early might be quite difficult today as the mercury is expected to drop from 15 to 17°C, thanks to the Northeast Monsoon. 

Thunderstorm advisories in Mindanao, Quezon

In its 4:25 am thunderstorm advisory, Pagasa said heavy rain showers with lightning and strong winds affected the following areas in Mindanao:

Zamboanga City

Zamboanga del Norte

Davao City

Davao del Sur

Davao Occidental

Agusan del Sur

Surigao del Norte

Surigao del Sur


North Cotabato

South Cotabato

Maguindanao del Norte

Maguindanao del Sur




Sultan Kudarat


Misamis Oriental

Misamis Occidental

“All are advised to take precautionary measures against the impacts associated with these hazards which include flash floods and landslides,” Pagasa said.

Moderate to heavy rain showers with lightning and strong winds also hit General Nakar, Quezon around past 5:30 am today.

A thunderstorm advisory was also issued around 5:48 am for Nueva Ecija and Rizal. Moderate to heavy rain showers with lightning and strong winds “will be expected within the next two hours,” it said.

Weather forecast for today

Meanwhile, northern and southern Luzon are experiencing the effects of Northeast Monsoon.

Cloudy skies with rains are expected in the provinces of  Cagayan Valley region – Batanes, Cagayan, Isabela, Quirino and Nueva Vizcaya – as well as Aurora. These moderate to heavy rains may cause possible flash floods or landslides, it warned.

The Ilocos and the Cordillera regions may be cloudy with light rains, again due to the Northeast Monsoon.

Generally, the rest of the country will experience fair weather.

But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be bringing your umbrellas. There might still be isolated rain showers and thunderstorms due to the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ), Pagasa’s caveat reads.

Temperature check

Benguet is expected to experience the coolest weather in the country today with 12°C temperature. Baguio City remains 15°C, while Ifugao will be 17°C and Mountain Province at 18 °C. Winds around these Cordillera provinces will be moderate to strong.

Gale warning

Hanging amihan or the Northeast Monsoon has extended its reach over southern Luzon coastal waters, enveloping almost half of Luzon mainland. 

So, the gale warning was raised in the seaboards of the following provinces of northern Luzon, and eastern seaboard of central and southern Luzon:


Ilocos Norte

Ilocos Sur


La Union


Cagayan including Babuyan Islands


Northern Quezon

Northern and eastern coasts of Polillo Islands

Sea condition will likely be rough to very rough, Pagasa warned. 

Rough to very rough conditions will prevail with waves that could go up as high as 4.5 to 5 meters, or equivalent to a one-story building 

“Fishing boats and other small seacraft are advised not to venture out into the sea while larger sea vessels are alerted against big waves,” Pagasa said.

Visayas dayalekto

Ang tibuok bahin sa Visayas, Palawan lakip na ang Kalayaan Islands, ug ang Occidental Mindoro makasinati ug panagsang mapanganuron ngadto na sa madag-umon na kalangitan na naay mga pat ak-pat ak na mga pag-ulan, pagpangilat ug pagpanugdog tungod sa ITCZ / localized thunderstorms.

Kasarangan ngadto sa kusog na hangin nga gikan sa Amihanang-silangan ang mupasulabi sa Palawan lakip na ang Kalayaan Islands, ug sa Occidental Mindoro diin ang kadagatan adunay kasarangan ngadto sa baluron ang kahimtang. Hinay ngadto sa kasarangan nga paghuros sa hangin gikan sa Amihanang-silangan ngadto sa Amihanan ang mupasulabi sa Visayas diin ang kadagatan adunay hinay ngadto sa kasarangan ang pagbalud.

Mindanao dayalekto

Ang tibuok dapit sa Mindanao makasinati sa panalagsang pagdag um ngadto na sa mapanganuron nga kalangitan inubanan sa patak-patak nga pag ulan ug panadugdog tungod sa ITCZ/Localized Thunderstorms. Hinay ngadto na sa kasarangan nga hangin nga magagikan sa amihanang silangan ngadto na sa amihanang direksyon ug hapsay ngadto na sa kasarangan ang pagbalud sa kadagatan.   



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