LPA, habagat to bring rains, thunderstorms to most parts of PH
MANILA, Philippines — The low pressure area (LPA) off Pangasinan and the southwest monsoon, locally known as habagat, will bring rains over most of the archipelago on Tuesday, according to the state weather bureau.
In its early morning public forecast, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said overcast skies and intermittent rainshowers will prevail in Luzon, Visayas, and Zamboanga Peninsula.
“Dahil sa LPA at habagat, sa buong Luzon, kasama ang Metro Manila, inaasahan natin ang maulap na kalangitan na may kalat-kalat na pag-ulan at thunderstorms,” Pagasa weather specialist Aldczar Aurelio stressed.
(The entire Luzon, including Metro Manila, will experience cloudy skies with scattered rains and thunderstorms due to the LPA and southwest monsoon.)
He similarly noted, “Iyong buong Kabisayaan at Zamboanga Peninsula, dahil sa epekto ng habagat, sa araw na ito’y makulimlim at may tsansa ng mga kalat-kalat na pag-ulan at thunderstorm.”
(The southwest monsoon will also cause gloomy weather with chances of sporadic rains and thunderstorms in Visayas and Zamboanga Peninsula today.)
Meanwhile, Aurelio said generally fair weather conditions will persist in the rest of Mindanao, but he still warned about isolated rains that may still be encountered especially in the afternoon and evening.
The LPA, last spotted 305 kilometers west of Dagupan City in Pangasinan, may leave the Philippine area of responsibility by Wednesday or Thursday, according to Pagasa.
It also listed the temperature range in the following cities and areas on Tuesday:
Metro Manila — 25 to 31 degrees Celsius
Baguio — 16 to 22 degrees Celsius
Laoag — 24 to 32 degrees Celsius
Tuguegarao — 24 to 31 degrees Celsius
Legazpi — 25 to 30 degrees Celsius
Puerto Princesa — 25 to 31 degrees Celsius
Tagaytay — 20 to 30 degrees Celsius
Kalayaan Islands — 26 to 31 degrees Celsius
Iloilo — 25 to 30 degrees Celsius
Cebu — 25 to 31 degrees Celsius
Tacloban — 24 to 31 degrees Celsius
Cagayan de Oro — 24 to 31 degrees Celsius
Zamboanga — 24 to 31 degrees Celsius
Davao — 24 to 32 degrees Celsius
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