LPA to bring cloudy skies, rain over Visayas, Mindanao – Pagasa
MANILA, Philippines — A low-pressure area (LPA) off eastern Mindanao will cause overcast skies and isolated rains and thunderstorms over the region as well as in the Visayas from Monday night up to Tuesday.
This was the forecast issued by state meteorologists on Monday afternoon, as they located the LPA 175 kilometers east of Davao City.
According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa), even the Bicol Region, Mimaropa, and some areas in southern Quezon province will likely experience cloudy skies and rain during the same period due to the LPA.
For this, Pagasa advised residents in Bicol, Eastern Visayas, Davao Region, and the Caraga Region to exercise caution as flash floods and landslides may be possible.
The northeast monsoon or amihan, on the other hand, will still bring light rain and cold weather over northern Luzon, particularly Cagayan Valley and the Cordillera Administrative Region, while the rest of Luzon will have generally fair weather.
Temperatures will remain low in areas affected by the amihan and LPA on Tuesday, Pagasa said. In Tuguegarao, the climate could reach 21 to 28 degrees Celsius; Baguio City, 15 to 24 degrees Celsius; and Legazpi, 23 to 29 degrees Celsius.
For Metro Manila dwellers, it will likely be around 22 to 31 degrees Celsius while Laoag will be warmer at 23 to 32 degrees Celsius.
In Visayas and Mindanao, Tacloban will have slightly colder temperatures at 24 to 29 degrees Celsius compared to Cebu and Iloilo’s 24 to 30 degrees Celsius. The same goes for Cagayan de Oro, which will have temperatures between 23 and 30 degrees Celsius – colder than Davao and Zamboanga with 24 to 32 degrees Celsius and 24 to 34 degrees Celsius, respectively.
Meanwhile, Pagasa said a gale warning over waters in the extreme northern Luzon, which includes the entire coast of Ilocos Norte, the northern seaboards of Cagayan Valley, and the whole Batanes and Babuyan Islands.
Fisherfolks were advised against heading out to sea because sea conditions will likely be rough to very rough. As for Visayas and Mindanao, Pagasa said waters will remain moderate except during the occurrence of thunderstorms caused by the LPA.
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