LOW PRESSURE AREA

A new weather disturbance was spotted outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR).

According to PAGASA Weather Forecaster Meno Mendoza, though the Low Pressure Area (LPA), located east of Visayas, has a slim chance of developing into a Tropical Cyclone, it will still induce rains.

Due to the trough or extension of the LPA, Bicol Region and Eastern Visayas will have cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms that can trigger flash floods or landslides. With the presence of the Northeast Monsoon, cloudy skies with scattered rains will be experienced in Cagayan Valley Region, Cordillera Administrative Region and the provinces of Aurora and Quezon. In the rest of Luzon, including Metro Manila, generally fair weather will prevail except for chances of isolated rains. The remaining parts of the country can also enjoy fair weather conditions but with chances of localized thunderstorms.

Gale warning is still in effect in the northern seaboards of Northern Luzon, the western seaboards of Central and Southern Luzon, and the eastern seaboard of Central and Southern Luzon. These include coasts of Batanes, Calayan, Babuyan, Cagayan, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union, Pangasinan and Isabela, Zambales, Bataan, Palawan, Aurora, Camarines Provinces, Catanduanes, and the eastern coast of Quezon including Polillo Island. Fishing boats and other small seacraft are prohibited from venturing while larger sea vessels are alerted against rough to very rough seas.

A new weather disturbance has developed within the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR). At 3:00AM today, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was at 505 km east of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur. According to PAGASA Weather Specialist Chris Perez, it has slim chance of developing into a tropical depression. Meanwhile, the Northeast Monsoon is affecting Northern and Central Luzon.

Today, Cagayan Valley Region, Cordillera Administrative Region and the province of Aurora will have cloudy skies with scattered rains. In Metro Manila, Ilocos Region and the rest of Central Luzon, partly cloudy to cloudy skies will prevail except for isolated rains. In Mindanao and Eastern Visayas, cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms will be experienced. Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers will dominate.

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