PAGASA Weather Update December 24, 2022: Shear Line Affects Southern Luzon and Visayas, While Northeast Monsoon Affects the Rest of Luzon

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) releases the latest weather update.

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Forecast Weather Conditions

The Low-Pressure Area finally dissolved yesterday. However, due to the Shear line and the Northeast Monsoon, the country still needs to prepare for heavy rains and thunderstorms.

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The Shear Line will affect Eastern Visayas, causing “cloudy skies with scattered to widespread rainshowers and thunderstorms.” That’s why residents within this area should be alert for “possible flash floods or landslides due to moderate to heavy with, at times intense rains.” The Bicol Region, Palawan, Dinagat Islands, and the rest of Visayas will have “cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms” also due to the Shear Line. With these weather conditions, people residing in the mentioned areas should look out for “possible flash floods or landslides due to moderate to, at times, heavy rains.”

The Northeast Monsoon will continue to affect several parts of Luzon. Its effect will vary based on the area. Cagayan Valley, Cordillera Administrative Region, Aurora, and Quezon will have “cloudy skies with rains,” bringing “possible flash floods or landslides due to moderate to, at times, heavy rains.” On the other hand, Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon will be “partly cloudy to cloudy skies with light rains,” bringing “no significant impact” on the land area.

The rest of Mindanao will be “partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms” due to the localized thunderstorms. Residents here should also remain vigilant in case of “flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms.”

Wind and Coastal Water Conditions

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Luzon, Visayas, and the eastern section of Mindanao will experience moderate to strong winds moving from the northeast to the north. The condition of its coastal water will remain moderate to rough (2.5 to 5.0 meters).

The rest of Mindanao can expect light to moderate winds, moving from the north to the northeast, with slight to moderate coastal water conditions (0.6 to 2.5 meters).

Temperature and Relative Humidity

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Here are the reported temperature and relative humidity in the Philippines as of December 24, 2022:

  • Max Temperature will be 29.4°C at 1:50 PM
  • Minimum Temperature will be 24.2°C at 3:00 AM
  • Max Relative Humidity is 90% at 2:00 AM
  • Minimum Relative Humidity is 54% at 1:50 PM

Philippine Cities Weather Forecast

Here are the reported weather conditions in the Philippine Cities as of December 24, 2022:

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Contact PAGASA

Should you have weather-related concerns, you may also reach PAGASA at the following contact details:

  • Facebook: @PAGASA.DOST.GOV.PH
  • Twitter: @dost_pagasa
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Contact Number: (02) 8284-0800


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