LPA spotted off Mindanao, rains expected -- Pagasa | Inquirer News

LPA spotted off Mindanao, rains expected — Pagasa

/ 09:37 AM January 17, 2021
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Screenshot from Pagasa’s live weather forecast

MANILA, Philippines — A low pressure area (LPA) was spotted off Mindanao and is being monitored by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa).

The LPA was last spotted 490 km east southeast of Davao City, Pagasa said in its Sunday morning update.


Pagasa weather specialist Aldczar Aurelio said the LPA is not likely to develop into a storm but its trough or extension will bring rain showers in the country’s southern region. 

 “Dulot ng trough ng LPA, ang kabuuang Mindanao ay makakaranas ng maulap na kalangitan na may kalat-kalat na pag-ulan at thunderstorm,” he said. 


 (Because of the trough of the LPA, the entire Mindanao will have cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms.)

 Meanwhile, Aurelio said cooler weather, especially in the early morning hours,  is still prevailing in Luzon due to the  northeast monsoon.

The northeast monsoon, he said, will also bring cloudy skies with light rains to Cagayan Valley, Cordillera Administrative Region, Aurora, and Quezon.

 Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated light rains also due to the northeast monsoon. 

 The tail-end of a frontal system, or the boundary where the northeast monsoon and the easterlies converge, will bring cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms in Bicol region, Mimaropa, Visayas, and Mindanao. 


Forecast temperature range in key cities/areas:


Metro Manila: 24 to 30 degrees Celsius

Baguio City: 15 to 23 degrees Celsius

Laoag City:  22 to 32 degrees Celsius

Tuguegarao: 19 to 28 degrees Celsius

Legazpi City: 24 to 28 degrees Celsius

Puerto Princesa City: 25 to 31 degrees Celsius

Tagaytay City: 22 to 28 degrees Celsius

Kalayaan Islands: 25 to 28 degrees Celsius

Iloilo City: 26 to 29 degrees Celsius

Cebu City: 25 to 29 degrees Celsius

Tacloban City: 24 to 29 degrees Celsius

Cagayan De Oro City: 23 to 31 degrees Celsius

Zamboanga City: 24 to 32 degrees Celsius

Davao City: 25 to 32 degrees Celsius


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