PAGASA: Southwest Monsoon still affects Northern and Central Luzon, two LPAs on both sides of the country


On August 19, Friday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Southwest Monsoon (Habagat) is still affecting Northern and Central Luzon so that they can expect cloudy weather with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms. 

“Meanwhile, the Low-Pressure Area (LPA) outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) is expected to move more away from the country,” PAGASA forecaster Ezra Bulquerin reported.

“Most likely, it will not bring any direct effects in any part of our country,” he added.

On the other hand, the new LPA that just entered our PAR is located 1,335 km east of Casiguran, Aurora, Central Luzon. So most likely, for now, this LPA has no direct effect in any part of the country.

But this LPA has a possibility of developing into a tropical cyclone, so stay tuned for updates released by PAGASA about this weather disturbance.

Moreover, according to the forecast for Pangasinan, Zambales, and Bataan, these areas will experience cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms. As a result, they may experience periods of moderate to primarily heavy rain, and places could experience flash floods or landslides.

On the other hand, Metro Manila and the rest of the country will experience partly cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms.

PAGASA warned that landslides or flash floods are still possible during heavy thunderstorms.

For areas in Luzon and Visayas, they can expect some light to moderate winds and slight to moderate waves. At the same time, areas of Mindanao will also have light to moderate winds and slight to moderate waves. –WhatALife!/Zed

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