Caraga and Davao Region to have scattered rain showers, thunderstorms

Caraga and Davao region to have scattered rain showers, thunderstorms

MANILA, Philippines — State meteorologists advised residents in Caraga and Davao Region to prepare for possible flash floods and landslides as the two regions are expected to have scattered rain showers and thunderstorms on Wednesday.

According to the 4 a.m. advisory from the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa), these weather conditions in Caraga and Davao Region are due to the trough or extension of a low pressure area (LPA) currently affecting parts of eastern Mindanao.

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However, the LPA has not yet entered the Philippine area of responsibility, and no weather disturbance is projected to enter the country until the end of February, the state weather bureau noted.

In a flood advisory issued at 6 a.m., Pagasa said that light to moderate rains and thunderstorms may affect watercourses in Davao Oriental, Davao De Oro, and Davao Occidental in the next 12 hours.

“Extra caution is advised in these areas, particularly in Caraga and Davao, as the rains may cause flooding and landslides,” Pagasa specialist Obet Badrina said in Filipino during a morning report.

The rest of Mindanao, Badrina mentioned, will have isolated rain showers and thunderstorms brought by localized thunderstorms.

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In the same 4 a.m. advisory,  Pagasa reported that the northeast monsoon, locally known as amihan, is still affecting Luzon, bringing overcast skies and light rains over Cagayan Valley and Aurora.

Also affected by the northeast monsoon is the rest of Luzon, including Metro Manila, and Visayas, which may have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated light rains due to the weather system, the advisory continued.

No gale warning was raised over the country’s seaboards on Wednesday, but Badrina cautioned that waves as high as 3.1 meters may occur in Luzon, Visayas, and the northern and eastern sections of Mindanao.