Pagasa: 2 LPAs, southwest monsoon to bring rains in majority of PH
MANILA, Philippines — Majority of the country will experience scattered rains due to the two low pressure areas (LPA) and the southwest monsoon, locally known as “habagat” inside the Philippine area of responsibility, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) reported on Saturday.
“Dalawa na pong low pressure area ang ating binabantayan sa loob ng Philippine area of responsibility,” weather specialist Aldczar Aurelio announced on their morning weather forecast.
(We are now monitoring two low pressure areas inside the Philippine area of responsibility.)
According to him, the first LPA was last seen at 85 kilometers northeast of Infanta Quezon, while the second one was in the West Philippine Sea, at 125 kilometers east of Iba, Zambales.
“Mababa pa rin ang tiyansa na maging bagyo ang dalawang low pressure area,” he added.
(The chances of these low pressure areas developing into typhoons remain low.)
Pagasa also said that Luzon, Visayas, and the Zamboanga Peninsula in Mindanao will have rainy weather because of these LPAs and the southwest monsoon.
“Dahil sa dalawang low pressure area at habagat, makakaranas pa rin tayo ng mga kalat-kalat na pag-ulan sa malaking bahagi ng bansa,” Aurelio stated.
(Because of the low pressure area and the southwest monsoon, we will experience scattered rain showers in the majority of the country.)
The rest of Mindanao, on the other hand, may expect isolated rain showers due to thunderstorms.
Although no gale warning was raised in the entire country, the weather bureau still advised sailors to take precautions because of possible rains and thunderstorms.