PAGASA Weather Update: According to the latest Saturday bulletin of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Administration (PAGASA), cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms are expected throughout Mindanao due to a trough of a low-pressure area outside of the Philippine Area of Responsibility.
The trough or tail of a low-pressure area (LPA) outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) will deliver rain to Mindanao while the northeast monsoon, or “Amihan,” will hit Metro Manila, Northern and Central Luzon.
“This LPA will not go near to the (Philippine) landmass, but its trough will bring rainfall to a large area of Mindanao,” says weather forecaster Grace Casteñada during the 4 AM PAGASA weather update.
“It is very far and may eventually dissipate without entering the country,” weather forecaster Robert Padrina said.
Due to the trough of LPA and the easterlies, the Zamboanga Peninsula, the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), Soccsksargen, Davao Region, and Southern Palawan will experience scattered heavy downpours and thunderstorms.
Meanwhile, the weather is expected to be good in Luzon and Visayas. The northeast monsoon, locally known as “Amihan,” may bring partly overcast cloudy sky with isolated light rainfall to Metro Manila, Ilocos, Cordillera Administrative Region, Cagayan Valley, and Central Luzon.
Due to moderate to heavy rains, PAGASA warned affected households to prepare for probable flash floods or landslides. Flash floods or landslides may also occur during strong thunderstorms.
Fishing boats and other small sea vessels have been advised not to enter the sea, while larger sea vessels have been warned of strong waves.
PAGASA has also declared a gale warning for Batanes and the Babuyan Islands, predicting moderate to very strong seas with waves ranging from 2.8 to 4.5 meters in both locations.
Over Luzon, the Eastern Visayas, and Mindanao, moderate to heavy winds and moderate to rough seas will continue. In other places in the country, winds will be light to moderate, with mild to moderate seas.
Watch the 4 AM weather report below: