Pagasa: LPA,’habagat’ to trigger rain showers in many parts of PH
MANILA, Philippines — Expect cloudy skies, scattered rain showers and thunderstorms due to the trough or extension of a low-pressure area (LPA) and the southwest monsoon or “habagat,” in many parts of the country in the next 24 hours, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa).
In its Tuesday afternoon update, Pagasa said the LPA inside the Philippine area of responsibility was tracked some 710 kilometers east of Itbayat, Batanes.
It has a slim chance of developing into a typhoon but will continue to trigger rains in the eastern section of Luzon and Northern Samar.
“Nananatili namang mababa ang tyansa nito na maging isang ganap na bagyo. Pero dahil sa trough nitong low pressure area, ay asahan natin na magiging maulap ang panahon na may kasamang kalat-kalat na pag-ulan dito sa eastern section, pati na rin sa Northern Samar,” Pagasa weather forecaster Chenel Dominguez said.
Meanwhile, the western section of Southern Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao are expected to experience the effects of the southwest monsoon or “habagat.”
“Samantala, southwest monsoon pa rin o hanging habagat ang nakaaapekto dito sa sa western section ng Southern Luzon, Visayas, at Mindanao,” Dominguez added.(The southwest monsoon will affect the western part of Southern Luzon, as well as the Visayas and Mindanao.) Meantime, Metro Manila, Zambales, Bataan, Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon), Mimaropa (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan), Cagayan Valley, Aurora, Western Visayas, Bicol region, Northern Samar, Zamboanga Peninsula, and BARMM will experience cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms.
Pagasa said that no gale warning is in effect over any of the country’s seaboards.
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