New LPA forms east of Mindanao; easterlies to warm PH this weekend – Pagasa
MANILA, Philippines — A new low-pressure area (LPA) has formed 2,055 kilometers (kms) east of Mindanao, according to the state weather bureau, but it will not affect the country’s weather system for now as it may not be entering the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) any time soon.
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said in its 5 p.m.forecast that the new LPA off Mindanao won’t be entering the PAR within the next 36 hours.
“May namataang LPA na, although malayo ito, nasa labas ng area of responsibility. Approximately, nasa 2,055 kms silangan ng Mindanao. Walang epekto sa ano mang bahagi ng bansa. Hindi papasok ng Philippine area of responsibility within 24 hours or 36 hours,” Pagasa weather specialist Joey Figuracion explained during an online briefing
(There’s an LPA spotted, although it’s far, outside the area of responsibility. Approximately, it’s 2,055 kms east of Mindanao. It has no effect on any part of the country. It won’t enter the PAR within 24 hours to 36 hours.)
In 24 hours, Figuracion said the easterlies, or warm winds from the Pacific Ocean, will bring moderately hot weather in the country.
He noted, nevertheless, that “generally fair weather” with a chance of thunderstorms could be expected in Luzon.
Similar climate conditions could also be anticipated in Visayas and Mindanao, according to Figuracion.
Figuracion, however, advised the public to stay vigilant for flash floods and landslides in case of severe thunderstorms in their area.
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