Rains are expected in large swaths of the Philippines on Sunday due to the seasonal Amihan or Northeast Monsoon and two low pressure areas or brewing storms on the country's east and west coasts, PAGASA said.
The Christmas months are synonymous with the Amihan or cold winds blowing from the northeast that can stir rains. One low pressure area was located 55 km west southwest of Puerto Princesa City while another was spotted 95 km east of Catarman, Northern Samar, senior forecaster Meno Mendoza said.
"Patuloy itong magdadala ng pag-ulan sa malaking bahagi ng bansa (This wil continue to bring rains to large parts of the country)," he said. The twin low pressure areas are unlikely to develop into typhoons, he said.
The Amihan will bring cloudy skies with scattered rains to the Cagayan Valley and Cordillera Administrative Regions, Mendoza said.
The low pressure areas will bring cloudy skies and rains to Metro Manila, Aurora, Bulacan, Calabarzon and Mimaropa, he said. Also called LPAs, such weather systems are composed of high winds and warm air and are the beginnings of typhoons.
The Ilocos Region will have generally fair weather with scattered light rains, he said.
The weather in areas affected by the two low pressure areas will start to clear up later this week, he said.