Pagasa: Rain in parts of PH due to LPA trough, habagat
MANILA, Philippines — Cloudy skies with scattered rain showers are expected in some parts of the country due to the trough of low-pressure area (LPA) and southwest monsoon, locally known as habagat, the state weather agency said.
“Kaninang alas-tres ‘ung LPA na mino-monitor natin ay huling namataan sa layong 790 kilometers east northeast of Basco, Batanes. Nananatiling maliit ang tyansa nito na maging bagyo ngunit ‘yung trough o extension nito ngayong araw ay magdudulot pa rin ng mga pag-ulan sa ilang bahagi ng northern Luzon,” said Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) weather specialist Grace Castañeda on Tuesday morning.
(At three o’clock [in the morning], the LPA that we are monitoring was last spotted at a distance of 790 kilometers east northeast of Basco, Batanes. Its chance of becoming a typhoon remains small, but its trough or extension will still bring rains to some parts of northern Luzon today.)
Pagasa said that Batanes and Cagayan will have cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms.
Meanwhile, the Bicol Region, Mimaropa, Western Visayas, Zamboanga Peninsula, Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, and Northern Samar will experience cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms brought by habagat.
The state weather bureau added that it will also bring partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms in Metro Manila and the rest of the country.
Pagasa likewise cautioned against possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms.
“Huwag pa rin po natin kalilimutan ‘yung mga pananggalang natin sa mga biglaang pag-uulan na ito and ang ating mga regional offices ay nagpapalabas din ng mga thunderstorm advisories,” Castañeda reminded.
(Let’s not forget our precautions against these sudden rains; our regional offices are also issuing thunderstorm advisories.)
As of writing, no gale warning was raised by Pagasa over any part of the archipelago’s seaboards.