2 LPAs being monitored by Pagasa have low chances of becoming storms
MANILA, Philippines — Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) is monitoring two low pressure areas (LPA) on Saturday, with one inside the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR).
According to Pagasa, the LPA inside the PAR was seen 605 kilometers east of Guiuan, Eastern Samar.
It has a low chance of developing into a tropical depression in the following days.
The trough of this LPA, along with the shear line, will bring cloudy skies and scattered rain showers and thunderstorms in Visayas, Northern Mindanao, Caraga, and Davao region.
Meanwhile, Pagasa said the low pressure area outside the PAR was seen 2,495 kilometers east of Mindanao.
It also has a low chance of becoming a tropical depression in the next days, and is not expected to directly affect the country.
The northeast monsoon, on the other hand, prevails in Luzon, Pagasa noted.
Cloudy skies with light rains are expected over Cagayan Valley, Apayao, and Bicol region, while the rest of the island will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated light rains.
The rest of Mindanao will likewise have partly cloudy to cloudy skies.
Due to localized thunderstorms, isolated rain showers or thunderstorms are expected in the area.
According to weather specialist Daniel James Villamil, gale warnings are raised in the following areas:
Cagayan, including Babuyan Islands
The northern coast of Quezon, including the Polillo Islands
Northern and eastern coasts of Catanduanes
Northern and eastern coasts of Northern Samar
Eastern coast of Eastern Samar
In their morning weather forecast, Villamil advised fishermen, particularly those with small fishing boats, to avoid sailing over the coasts identified in this report, as strong winds and rough coastal waters will prevail in these areas.
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