WEATHER UPDATE — According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), there are two Low-Pressure Areas (LPAs) currently being monitored. One LPA is inside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), while the other is outside.
The weather agency is currently monitoring two LPAs that may affect the weather conditions of the country. The first LPA is inside PAR at 750 km East of Hinatuan Surigao del Sur; the second LPA is spotted outside PAR at 1,340 km East of Eastern Visayas.
At the moment, the two LPAs have minimal chance of turning into tropical storms in the next few days.
Meanwhile, the Northeast Monsoon or Amihan continues to bring colder weather and rains over Luzon and parts of Visayas.
WEATHER TODAY – FEBRUARY 16, 2023
For today’s weather forecast, rains are expected over Cagayan Valley, CAR, Aurora, Quezon, Bicol Region, and Oriental Mindoro due to the Northeast Monsoon.
Meanwhile, Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon may experience fair weather with chances of light rains.
Temperatures in Luzon range from 29 degrees Celsius to 30 degrees Celsius.
Areas in Visayas may also expect fair weather with chances of rain for the rest of the day. On the other hand, rains and thunderstorms are forecast over CARAGA, Davao Region, Northern Mindanao, and Zamboanga Peninsula due to the trough or extension of the LPA inside PAR.
The rest of Mindanao may have fair weather with chances of rain for the rest of the day.
PAGASA has also released gale warnings for the following coastal areas:
- Ilocos Norte
- Ilocos Sur
- La Union
- Babuyan Island
- Quezon including Polillo and Alabat Islands
- Camarines Norte
- Northern Coast of Camarines Sur
- Northern Coast of Occidental Mindoro, including Lubang Island
- Oriental Mindoro
Watch the 4 AM weather update today below: