LPA to exit PAR in next 24 hours but habagat may still bring rain
MANILA, Philippines — The southwest monsoon, locally known as “habagat” will continue to affect Southern Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said in its Friday weather bulletin.
The weather bureau noted that majority of the country will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers and thunderstorms.
“Kasalukuyan, maulap ang kalangitan sa malaking bahagi ng ating bansa dahil pa rin sa habagat o southwest monsoon,” its weather specialist Aldczar Aurelio reported on its morning weather forecast.
(Currently, much of our country is experiencing cloudy skies due to the southwest monsoon or habagat.)
According to Pagasa, the low pressure area inside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) was last spotted 405 kilometers northeast of Itbayat, Batanes. It still has a slim chance of developing into a typhoon and is expected to exit PAR within the next 24 hours.
“Yung low pressure area na binabantayan natin ay bahagyang kumilos palapit sa Taiwan at Batanes Area. Kaninang alas-tres ng madaling araw, ang layo ng low pressure area ay nasa 405 kilometers sa may northeast ng Itbayat Batanes,” Aurelio stated.
(The low-pressure area we are monitoring has slightly moved closer to Taiwan and the Batanes Area. At around three o’clock in the morning today, the distance of the low-pressure area was approximately 405 kilometers northeast of Itbayat, Batanes.)
“Ito ay nananatili pa ring mababa ang tyansa na maging bagyo. Inaasahan po nating sa loob ng bente-kwatro oras, nasa labas na ng PAR itong low pressure area,” he added.
(The probability of it developing into a typhoon still remains low. We anticipate that within the next 24 hours, this low-pressure area will exit the PAR.)
Pagasa also shared that scattered rain showers and thunderstorms are expected in Bataan, Zambales, Occidental Mindoro, Palawan, Western Visayas, Zamboanga Peninsula, and Northern Mindanao due to the southwest monsoon.
The rest of the country, on the other hand, will experience a fair weather with partly cloudy to cloudy skies and chances of isolated rains.
The bureau did not raise a gale warning in any part of the country.
It concluded that the effects of the southwest monsoon will last until Saturday, while fair weather, still with isolated rains, is expected starting Sunday.
“Tuloy-tuloy na pong lalayo ang habagat kaya po sa Sunday at Monday next week, wala pong epekto ang habagat sa bansa,” Aurelio said.
(The southwest monsoon will continue to move away, so on Sunday and Monday next week, it will have no effect on the country.)
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