Pagasa: Cloudy Saturday with possible rain showers; LPA spotted outside PAR
MANILA, Philippines — Metro Manila and the rest of the country can expect partly cloudy to cloudy skies with possible rain showers and thunderstorms on Saturday due to the southwest monsoon or “habagat” and localized thunderstorms even as a low pressure area (LPA) was spotted outside the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR), according to the state weather bureau.
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) warned of possible flash floods or landslides in rain-affected areas.
It did not issue a gale warning over any part of the country for Saturday.
“Sa labas naman ng ating PAR ay mayroon pa tayong namataan na low pressure area, and as of three in the morning ay nasa 1,265 kilometers ito sa silangan ng Mindanao. Possible po na within the next 24 hours ay unti-unti itong lalapit sa PAR hanggang sa makapasok po around tomorrow morning. Pero bago po ito tumama sa ating kalupaan sa Visayas at Mindanao, ay posibleng malusaw na ito sa karagatan” said Pagasa weather specialist Benison Estreja in the bureau’s public weather forecast.
(Outside of PAR, a low pressure area was spotted 1,265 kilometers east of Mindanao as of three in the morning. It is possible that it will enter PAR within the next 24 hours, tomorrow morning. Before it reaches the Visayas and Mindanao, however, there is a chance that it will dissipate.)
Forecast temperature range in key areas / cites on Saturday:
Metro Manila — 24 to 33 degrees Celsius
Baguio — 17 to 24 degrees Celsius
Laoag — 24 to 31 degrees Celsius
Tuguegarao — 25 to 35 degrees Celsius
Legazpi — 25 to 32 degrees Celsius
Puerto Princesa — 25 to 31 degrees Celsius
Tagaytay — 23 to 30 degrees Celsius
Kalayaan Islands — 26 to 32 degrees Celsius
Iloilo — 26 to 32 degrees Celsius
Cebu — 26 to 31 degrees Celsius
Tacloban — 25 to 33 degrees Celsius
Cagayan de Oro — 25 to 32 degrees Celsius
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