WEATHER UPDATE — According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), the Low-Pressure Area (LPA) being monitored near Mindanao is now 245 km east-southeast of Davao City. It is less likely to become a tropical depression within the next 48 hours and may disperse the next day.
The LPA being monitored inside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) continues to bring rain over parts of Mindanao, Visayas, and Southern Luzon.
The weather agency reports the LPA has a slight chance of becoming a tropical storm in the next 48 hours. It is forecast to move near SOCCSARGEN tomorrow and disperse.
No other LPA is spotted near the PAR. Meanwhile, the Northeast Monsoon or Amihan continues to bring light rains over northern Luzon. In addition, the shear line is forecast to bring rains over southern Luzon and Visayas this weekend.
WEATHER TODAY – JANUARY 26, 2023
For today’s weather forecast, moderate to heavy rains are expected in Masbate, Sorsogon, and Albay. Residents are warned of flash floods and landslides.
Bicol Region, Marinduque, Oriental Mindoro, Quezon Province, Laguna, Aurora, up to Cagayan Valley, and Cordillera Region may experience cloudy skies with light to moderate rains due to the Northeast Monsoon or Amihan.
The rest of Luzon facing the West Philippine Sea, including Metro Manila, is forecast to have cloudy skies with light rains due to the Amihan. The same weather system is also forecast to bring record-breaking cold temperatures, especially in areas in extreme Northern Luzon. Temperatures may go as low as 13 degrees Celsius.
Most of Visayas, especially eastern and central Visayas, Negros Occidental, Bohol, and Cebu, is forecast to experience cloudy skies with moderate to heavy rains. Meanwhile, areas in the western Visayas may expect light to moderate rains, particularly in the afternoon.
Moderate to heavy rains are forecast in the Caraga Region, including Camiguin and Misamis Oriental. Residents are warned of flash floods and landslides.
The rest of Mindanao will mostly have cloudy skies with light to moderate with, at times, heavy rains, particularly in the northern portion of the Zamboanga Peninsula and Davao Region.
PAGASA continues to issue a gale warning to areas in the northern and eastern seaboard of Luzon and the eastern seaboard of Visayas. Waves are expected to reach up to 5.5 meters. See the full list below:
- Camarines Norte
- Camarines Sur
- Northern Samar
- Eastern Samar
- Southern Leyte
Watch the 4 AM weather update today below: