MANILA, Philippines — The trough or extension of a low-pressure area (LPA) in the vicinity of Albay is causing rains in the Mimaropa (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan), Bicol and Western Visayas regions, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said on Thursday.
Pagasa weather specialist Shelly Ignacio, however, said the LPA is less likely to develop into a tropical depression.
“Sa may Mimaropa kasama na rin ang Bicol region, dahil naman po sa trough ng LPA, or ‘yung mismong LPA ang nagpapaulan sa Mimaropa at Bicol region. Isama na rin po natin ang Western Visayas,” she said in Pagasa’s 4 a.m. weather bulletin.
(The trough of the LPA or the LPA itself is causing rains in Mimaropa, Bicol Region, and Western Visayas.)
Meanwhile, Cagayan Valley and the provinces of Aurora and Quezon will have cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms due to the tail-end of a frontal system.
Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon will experience better weather conditions, with partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated light rains due to the northeast monsoon, according to Ignacio.
Localized thunderstorms, on the other hand, will bring partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers in Mindanao and the rest of Visayas.
The forecast temperature range in key cities/areas:
Metro Manila: 25 to 31 degrees Celsius
Baguio City: 16 to 25 degrees Celsius
Laoag City: 24 to 28 degrees Celsius
Tuguegarao: 23 to 27 degrees Celsius
Legazpi City: 25 to 30 degrees Celsius
Puerto Princesa City: 26 to 33 degrees Celsius
Kalayaan Islands: 26 to 32 degrees Celsius
Iloilo City: 26 to 29 degrees Celsius
Cebu City: 24 to 31 degrees Celsius
Tacloban City: 25 to 30 degrees Celsius
Cagayan De Oro City: 23 to 32 degrees Celsius
Zamboanga City: 24 to 32 degrees Celsius
Davao City: 25 to 33 degrees Celsius