WEATHER UPDATE —According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa), a Low-Pressure Area (LPA) near the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) line will slowly make its way towards the country over the weekend. It may become a Tropical Depression to be named “Karding.”
There are three weather disturbances currently being monitored by PAGASA; (1) the Tropical Depression outside PAR currently in the North East of Extreme Northern Luzon, moving towards Japan, (2) LPA located more than 2,000 km east of Visayas, (3) another LPA which may become a Tropical Depression over the weekend, to be named “Karding.”
“Over the weekend din po, hindi natin ina-alis ang tsansa na itong Low Pressure Area ay maging isang bagyo or Tropical Depression na papangalanin nating ‘Karding’ kung saka-sakali,” reports PAGASA weather specialist Benison Estareja.
(Over the weekend, we are not removing the possibility of the Low-Pressure Area turning into a Tropical Depression which we will name ‘Karding’ just in case.)
A Southwest Monsoon (Habagat), strengthened by the various weather disturbances outside PAR, continues to affect parts of the Philippines, mainly central and southern Luzon.
For today’s weather forecast, major parts of Southern Luzon will experience cloudy skies, including Calabarzon, Bicol Region, Mindoro Oriental and Occidental, Marinduque, Romblon, and Northern Palawan.
Metro Manila and parts of central Luzon may expect mostly cloudy skies. At the same time, most of northern Luzon may experience fair weather conditions in the morning and rainy conditions in the afternoon.
Residents may expect localized thunderstorms in the Eastern Portion of the Visayas, including the Dinagat Islands. However, the remaining parts of Visayas and Mindanao may expect fair weather conditions in the morning and rain showers in the afternoon due to localized thunderstorms.
Sea conditions are slight to moderate for most of the country, excluding Extreme Northern Luzon, with moderate to strong waves reaching up to 2.8 meters.
Watch the 4 AM weather update today below: