PIA Press Release
Monday, January 30, 2012
Diffused tail-end of a cold front may bring rains to Eastern Mindanao in the next 24 hrsby Rutchie Cabahug-Aguhob
OZAMIZ CITY, Misamis Occidental, Jan. 30 (PIA) -- Coastal waters along Eastern Mindanao will be moderate to occasionally rough, while winds will be light to moderate coming from the Northeast to East with slight to moderate seas, in the next 24 hours.
This weather condition is brought about by a diffused tail-end of a cold front affecting the Eastern section of Luzon, per the 24-hour Public Weather Forecast issued at 5:00a.m., today, Jan. 30, 2012, by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).
The PAGASA forecast said these areas will experience mostly cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and isolated thunderstorms while the rest of Northern Luzon will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated light rains.
The rest of the country will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms, while moderate to occasionally strong winds blowing from the Northeast and East will prevail over Luzon and coming from the Northeast to East over Eastern Visayas and Eastern Mindanao, PAGASA said.
Thus, the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC), region 10, has alerted people in the coastal areas of the region, due to its proximity to Eastern Mindanao, against possible rise in coastal waters.
Regional Director Ana Caňeda of the Office of Civil Defense (OCD), region 10, said fishing boats and other small sea crafts in the region are advised to take precautionary measures before going out into the sea.
Again, the local DRRMC’s are reminded to take appropriate pro-active actions to aim for “zero” casualty focused on evacuation, rather than rescue, Caňeda, Chairperson of RDRRMC-10, said. (PIA-10 Mis. Occ.)