PAGASA: Cool air in Luzon to continue until third week of February due to ‘amihan’

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 4) – Prepare your jackets and blankets as the cold weather is here to stay - at least for the next few weeks.

The cold spell in Luzon will last until the third week of February due to the northeast monsoon or amihan, Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration forecaster Ariel Rojas told CNN Philippines' Newsroom Ngayon on Tuesday.

Winds coming from mainland Asia will bring cold weather to the Philippines throughout the week, especially in the morning and at night, Rojas said.

Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with light rains will also prevail over the Philippines until tomorrow due to the northeast monsoon, PAGASA said in its latest bulletin.

Meanwhile, the tail end of a cold front and the low pressure area will drench Visayas and Mindanao by Thursday or Friday, PAGASA Weather Specialist Aldczar Aurelio said in a Tuesday briefing, adding that the LPA may enter the country by Thursday afternoon.

The LPA has low chance of becoming a storm, Rojas said.

Weather is usually cool this time of year in northern Luzon such as Baguio City, and PAGASA said that temperatures in the area will be from 10 degrees Celsius to 22 degrees Celsius until Saturday.

People over Banaue in Ifugao, may experience temperatures as low as 9 to 10 degrees Celsius until Saturday. Metro Manila residents may experience cloudy skies, with temperatures ranging from 18 degrees Celsius to 30 degrees Celsius up till this weekend.

Rojas said that warmer and sunny weather will begin by March or April.