LPA spotted east of Mindanao outside PAR; monsoon trough brings rains to western Luzon
MANILA, Philippines — A low-pressure area (LPA) was spotted outside the Philippine area of responsibility but may not intensify into a tropical depression, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said Saturday.
Pagasa weather specialist Ezra Bulquerin said the LPA was spotted 2,080 kilometers east of Mindanao.
“Sa kasalukuyan, meron po tayong minomonitor na LPA sa labas ng Philippine area of responsibility. For now, for the next 48 hours mababa ang tsansa niya na magdevelop into a tropical depression and for further analysis pa lamang itong LPA na ito,” he said.
(We are currently monitoring a LPA outside PAR. For now within the next 48 hours, it has a low chance of developing into a tropical depression. This LPA is for further analysis.)
On the weather forecast this Saturday, Bulquerin said the monsoon trough will affect the western section of Luzon.
However, he noted that fair weather is expected in the entire country.
“Medyo maaraw po ang magiging panahon. May isolated rain showers pa rin pagdating ng hapon at gabi, ‘yung mga pulo-pulong panandaliang pag-ulan,” said Bulquerin.
(The weather will be slightly sunny. There will be isolated rain showers in the afternoon and evening.)
Forecast temperature range in key cities/areas:
Metro Manila: 24 to 33 degrees Celsius
Baguio City: 16 to 23 degrees Celsius
Laoag City: 25 to 31 degrees Celsius
Tuguegarao: 24 to 34 degrees Celsius
Legazpi City: 25 to 32 degrees Celsius
Puerto Princesa City: 25 to 32 degrees Celsius
Tagaytay: 21 to 30 degrees Celsius
Kalayaan Islands: 26 to 33 degrees Celsius
Iloilo City: 26 to 33 degrees Celsius
Cebu: 25 to 32 degrees Celsius
Tacloban City: 25 to 32 degrees Celsius
Cagayan De Oro City: 24 to 32 degrees Celsius
Zamboanga City: 24 to 34 degrees Celsius
Davao City: 24 to 33 degrees Celsius
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