LPA spotted off Mindanao, rains expected — Pagasa
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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