OZAMIZ CITY, Misamis Occidental, Dec. 28 (PIA) – Mindanao and Visayas will have mostly cloudy skies and scattered rain showers and thunderstorms in the next 24 hours.
Moderate to strong winds blowing from the Northeast will prevail over Eastern Mindanao, Luzon and Visayas. Coastal waters along these areas will be moderate to high.
Elsewhere, winds will be moderate to occasionally strong coming from the Northeast with moderate to occasionally rough seas.
This forecast from the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAG-ASA) was issued at 5:00 a.m., today, relative to the low pressure areas (LPA) that was estimated at 240 k.m., West Southwest of Puerto Princesa at coordinates 9.2 degrees North and 116.5 degrees East, at about 2:00 a.m.
By 11:00 a.m., PAG-ASA issued Weather Advisory No. 4 which says that the said LPA has dissipated while the diffused tail-end of the cold front continues to affect Northern and Central and Southern Luzon.
These weather systems, PAGASA said, will still bring isolated rain showers and thunderstorms in the above-mentioned areas.
Thus, PAGASA continues to warn the people living near the mountain slopes and in low-lying areas of the Northern Mindanao river systems of possible flashfloods and landslides.
Again, the areas likely to be affected are the following rivers, streams and their tributaries: Oroquieta River in Misamis Occidental and Agus River, Liangan River, Maranding River, Mandulog River, Dapao River and Mataling River in Lanao del Norte, Odiongan River, Tagoloan River, Cagayan de Oro River, Cabulig River and the other nearby rivers in the province of Misamis Oriental.
Likewise, PAGASA warns fishing boats and other small crafts are advised not to venture into the sea while larer vessels are alerted of possible big waves. (PIA-10 Mis. Occ.)