WEATHER UPDATE — According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), there is no tropical cyclone expected over the weekend. At the moment, the shear line and the Northeast Monsoon continue to affect the country’s weather conditions.
Moderate to, at times, heavy rain is forecast over southern Luzon and Visayas due to the shear line. Residents are warned of flash floods and landslides.
On the other hand, the Northeast Monsoon or Amihan continues to bring colder weather and light rains over northern Luzon. The rest of the country will have fair weather conditions with chances of rain due to localized thunderstorms.
A Low-Pressure Area (LPA) is also expected to form in the cloud clusters spotted outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) near the southeast portion of Mindanao. The trough or extension of the LPA may bring rains over southern Mindanao on Sunday. By Mondy, it is forecast to bring rains over the whole of Mindanao.
WEATHER TODAY – JANUARY 20, 2023
For today’s weather forecast, the Bicol Region and Romblon have high chances of rain due to the shear line. These are light to moderate with, at times, heavy rains, especially in the early hours of the day.
Meanwhile, Cagayan Valley, Cordillera, Apayao, Kalinga, Ifugao, and Mountain Province, up to Aurora, Quezon, Laguna, and Oriental Mindoro, may experience cloudy skies with light to moderate rains due to the Northeast Monsoon.
Areas facing the West Philippine Sea are forecast to have partly cloudy to cloudy skies in the morning and light rain in the afternoon.
The rest of Luzon has low chances of rain.
Due to the shear line, Samar is forecast to experience moderate to, at times, heavy rain, especially in the morning. The rest of Visayas will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies and isolated rain showers for the rest of the day.
Areas in Mindanao are forecast to have clear to cloudy skies with temperatures reaching up to 33 degrees Celsius.
Rains are expected in the eastern section of Caraga, including Surigao Provinces and Dinagat Islands, in the morning. Meanwhile, from afternoon to evening, Caraga, Davao Region, and the southern portion of Mindanao have high chances of rain.
PAGASA continues to issue a gale warning to areas in Luzon and Eastern Visayas. Waves are expected to reach up to 4.5 meters. See the full list below:
- Ilocos Norte
- Ilocos Sur
- La Union
- Northern Quezon including Polillo Islands
- Camarines Norte
- Northern coast of Camarines Sur
- Northern and eastern coasts of Catanduanes
- Eastern coast of Albay
- Eastern coast of Sorsogon
- Northern and eastern coasts of Samar
Watch the 5 AM weather update today below:
Also read: PAGASA: No tropical cyclone until weekend