WEATHER UPDATE: According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa), a Low Pressure Area (LPA) located 350 kilometers east-northeast of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur, would bring rain to the Visayas, Mindanao, and parts of Luzon on Friday.
Due to the LPA and the intertropical convergence zone, cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms are expected in the Visayas and Mindanao, Mimaropa (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan), and Bicol regions, as well as Quezon province.
Cloudy skies with rain are expected in Cagayan Valley, Apayao, Kalinga, Ifugao, Mountain Province, and Aurora, with potential flash floods or landslides during moderate to severe rainfall due to the northeasterly surface wind flow.
Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms, with the possibility of flash floods or landslides during strong thunderstorms.
The tropical cyclone outside of the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) is also being monitored by the weather bureau.
“Ito ay posibleng pumasok ng PAR by Monday, pero itong tropical depression na ito hindi naman natin ine-expect na magdadala ng direktang epekto sa anumang bahagi ng ating bansa,” Bulquerin said in a weather forecast.
(It [the tropical cyclone] may possibly enter PAR by Monday, but this tropical depression is not expected to directly affect any parts of the country.)
Winds will be moderate to strong throughout the Visayas and the rest of Luzon, moving east to northeast, and coastal waters will be moderate to rough.
Winds will also be moderate in Mindanao, moving from the northwest to the west. Additionally, coastal waters will be moderate.
Watch the 4 AM weather update today below:
– WhatALife! / Francis