Light rain to affect most parts of Luzon — PAGASA

The northeast monsoon affecting Luzon will cause light rain over most parts of the island, the weather bureau said on Saturday.

The Cagayan Valley and Cordillera regions, as well as Aurora province, will have cloudy skies with light rain, while Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated light rain, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration.

The Bicol region and eastern Visayas will experience cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms due to the tail-end of a cold front affecting the eastern section of southern Luzon.

The rest of the country will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers caused by localized thunderstorms.

Meanwhile, strong winds will blow over the northern and eastern sections of the country. Coastal waters along these areas will be rough.

Elsewhere, winds will be moderate to strong with moderate to rough seas, PAGASA said.

As this developed, the Cebu Pacific Air has announced it has canceled a number of domestic flights beginning Saturday (Dec. 15) until Monday (Dec. 17) due to bad weather condition in some parts of the country.

CEB’s sister airline CebGo has suspended six Manila flights to and from Legazpi on Saturday.

“Due to forecasts of unfavorable weather conditions over the next few days and in the interest of safety, CebGo has canceled the following affected flights today (Dec. 15) until Monday (Dec. 17),” the CEB management said in its advisory Saturday.

The canceled Manila-Legazpi flights include DG-6191, DG 6189 and DG 6193 while those Legazpi- Manila suspended flights were DG-6190, DG-6194 and DG-6192.

To accommodate affected passengers, the CEB management will be mounting a daily flight with the following schedule: Manila-Legazpi 5J 327 (Estimated Time of Departure 3:25 pm / Estimated Time of Arrival 4:40 pm) and Legazpi-Manila 5J 328 (ETD 5:10 pm / ETA 6:25 pm).

Meanwhile, flights between Legazpi and Cebu (DG-6204 / DG-6205) from Saturday until Monday will also be moved to an earlier departure schedule.

The affected flights were Legazpi-Cebu (DG-6205) and Cebu-Legazpi (DG-6204).

CEB chief information officer and spokesperson Charo Logarta said passengers on these affected flights from Dec. 15 to Dec. 17 have been notified through the contact information provided upon booking their flights.

“Those who booked their flights via a travel agency or any other third party are strongly encouraged to provide their own contact details so the airline can reach them directly for any updates,” she added.

“Affected passengers may send us a message on our official FB and Twitter accounts. We apologize for any inconvenience this situation has caused. We thank our passengers for their continued patience and understanding as safety remains our top priority,” Logarta said.

Topics: Philippine Atmospheric , Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration , PAGASA , northeast monsoon
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