Pagasa: LPA to enter PAR; rains expected in VisMin
MANILA, Philippines — A low-pressure area (LPA) expected to enter the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) on Wednesday will bring rains in portions of the Visayas and Mindanao, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) reported.
According to weather specialist Obet Badrina, the LPA is still outside the PAR and was last seen around 1,425 kilometers east of extreme northern Luzon.
“Base sa pinakahuling datos natin, maaaring itong LPA na ito ay pumasok sa Philippine area of responsibility sa araw na ito, bagamat sa ngayon ay medyo maliit pa rin ang tiyansa na ito ay maging bagyo,” he stated.
(Based on our latest data, this LPA may enter the Philippine area of responsibility today; however, its chance of becoming a typhoon remains slim.)
Pagasa said that the trough of this LPA will bring cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms in Central and Eastern Visayas and a large portion of Mindanao.
“Yung trough o extension ng low pressure area ang magdadala ng maulap na kalangitan na may mga pag-ulan sa malaking bahagi ng Mindanao, ganoon na din sa Central and Eastern Visayas,” he added.
(The trough or the extension of the low-pressure area will bring cloudy skies with scattered rain showers in major parts of Mindanao and in central and eastern Visayas.)
Meanwhile, Pagasa said that it is the southwest monsoon, locally known as “habagat” that will bring the same weather conditions in Palawan and Occidental Mindoro.
“Bagamat hindi na ganoon kalakas, naka-aapekto pa rin ang southwest monsoon o habagat, partikular na sa may bahagi ng Palawan at Occidental Mindoro,” Badrina reported.
(Although not strong, the southwest monsoon persists, particularly in Palawan and Occidental Mindoro.)
The bureau also noted that the rest of Luzon, as well as western Visayas, may expect generally fair weather with chances of isolated rains due to thunderstorms.
“Posible pa rin yung mga pag-ulan, mga isolated rain showers and thunderstorms kadalasan sa hapon hanggang sa gabi. Minsan, pwedeng magkaroon ng malalakas na pag-ulan, bagamat hindi ito magtatagal. Dulot ito ng mga localized thunderstorms,” he explained.
(Rain showers and thunderstorms during afternoon to evening are possible. Heavy rains may occur, but only for a short time. These are due to the localized thunderstorms.)
Although no gale warning was raised in the country, the weather bureau still advised sailors to take precautions against sudden thunderstorms that may cause strong winds and waves.