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LPA affects Mindanao and Visayas

by admin   |   Posted on Wednesday, November 14th, 2018


Satellite imagery as of November 14, 2018, 9:50 a.m. | PAGASA

A low-pressure area (LPA) is currently affecting most parts of the country.

Based on the forecast of PAGASA, Mindanao, Eastern Visayas, and Palawan will experience scattered rain showers and thunderstorms.

Meanwhile, Metro Manila, Central Luzon, Cordillera Administrative Region, Cagayan Valley, and Ilocos Region is affected by amihan or northeastern monsoon.

The rest of Luzon and Visayas will have isolated rain showers.

PAGASA said that the LPA has a low possibility to intensify into a tropical depression. — Rey Pelayo | UNTV News & Rescue


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PAGASA monitors three low pressure areas

by Marje Pelayo   |   Posted on Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

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MANILA, Philippines – The state weather bureau PAGASA is currently monitoring the movement of two low pressure areas (LPA) within the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) and another outside PAR.

One is located about 195kph southwest of Sinait, Ilocos Sur which the agency expects to bring scattered rain showers and thunderstorms that may trigger floods and landslides.

The agency, meanwhile, noted that the other LPA, spotted at a distance of 335 kilometers east of Aparri, Cagayan, will not yet directly affect any part of the country.

Meanwhile, Pagasa said that the third LPA located at 1,120 kilometers east of Mindanao is also expected to enter PAR.

The weather agency clarified, however, that there is slim chance that any of the three LPAs would develop into tropical cyclone.

Despite occasional rains, there are still 17 areas across the country which are experiencing drought specifically areas in Bicol and Eastern Visayas. –Marje Pelayo (with details from Rey Pelayo)  

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Fuel, LPG prices are up this week

by Aileen Cerrudo   |   Posted on Tuesday, April 30th, 2019

Fuel and Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) prices are up starting this week.

Based on oil companies, LPG prices will go up from P0.50 to P1.00 due to the oil price movement in the world market as well as the peso-dollar exchange rate.

Aside from LPG prices, oil prices also soared on Tuesday (April 30). Gasoline prices are up by P.075 per liter, diesel by P0.80 per liter, and kerosene by P0.90 per liter.

Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp., Total, PTT Philippines, PetroGazz, and Seaoil already implemented the price hike at 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday while the rest of the oil companies are expected to follow.—Aileen Cerrudo (with reports from Joan Nano)

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TD ‘Chedeng’ enters PAR; storm signal no. 1 raised in 6 areas

by Marje Pelayo   |   Posted on Monday, March 18th, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Tropical depression ‘Chedeng’ has slightly slowed down while maintaining its strength after it entered the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) on Sunday (March 17) afternoon.

As of 4:00 a.m., the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said the center of “Chedeng” was estimated at 650 km East of Davao City packed with maximum sustained winds of up to 45 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 60 km/h.

It moves towards the west direction at at 15 km/h.

The state weather bureau said tropical cyclone warning signal (TCWS) number 1 is raised over Davao Oriental, Compostela Valley, Davao del Sur, Davao City, Davao Occidental, Southern part of Davao del Norte including Samal Island, Eastern part of North Cotabato and Eastern part of Sarangani.

Residents in these areas are expected to experience winds of 30 to 60kph in the 36 hours.

Meanwhile, widespread moderate to heavy rains will prevail over the areas of Surigao del Sur, Agusan del Sur, Davao Oriental, Compostela Valley, and Davao del Norte today (March 18) and in most parts of Mindanao tomorrow (March 19).

Residents of these areas, especially those living in flood and landslide-prone areas are advised to undertake necessary preparations and continue monitoring for updates.

Those with small seacrafts are advised not to venture out over the eastern seaboards of Visayas and Mindanao, as well as the seaboards of areas under tropical cyclone warning signal. Chedeng is expected to make landfall over the eastern coast of Davao Oriental between Monday night and Tuesday morning. — Marje Pelayo (with details from Rey Pelayo)

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