Pagasa monitors new low pressure area off MindanaoBy Frances Mangosing
MANILA, Philippines – A new low pressure area off Mindanao is being monitored by the state weather bureau Friday.
In its 5 p.m. update, the low pressure area was seen 1,280 kilometers east of Northern Mindanao, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said.
The shallow low pressure area being monitored off Davao earlier has dissipated, Pagasa said.
Meanwhile, the southwest monsoon continues to affect Northern and Central Luzon.
“Northern and Central Luzon including Palawan and Mindanao will experience mostly cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms. The rest of the country will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms,” Pagasa said.
Moderate to strong winds blowing from the southwest to south will prevail over the western section of Luzon and its coastal waters will be moderate to rough. Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate coming from the southwest to west with slight to moderate seas.