LPA likely to enter PAR on Wednesday

Marje Pelayo   •   December 18, 2018   •   5591

Satellite imagery as of December 18, 2018 10:30 a.m. | PAGASA

QUEZON CITY, Philippines – A low pressure area (LPA) is likely to enter the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) on Wednesday (December 19).

Weather agency PAGASA monitors the LPA at 1,465 kilometers east of Mindanao.

Once it enters PAR, the agency said the new LPA will directly affect the entire Mindanao region.

Currently, according to PAGASA, the trough of the LPA is affecting the areas of Zamboanga Peninsula, Basilan, Sulu, Tawi-Tawi, Sultan Kudarat and Sarangani.

Isolated rains and thunderstorms will be experienced in the said areas.

Meanwhile, the northeast monsoon or amihan is currently affecting Luzon where fair weather and occasional rains will be experienced.

Thunderstorms will prevail over the rest of the country. – Rey Pelayo

LPA now tropical depression ‘Ramon’

Marje Pelayo   •   November 12, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The low pressure area (LPA) spotted east of Virac, Catanduanes has intensified into tropical depression Ramon, according to state weather service PAGASA.

As of PAGASA’s 11:00 AM forecast on Tuesday (November 12), the weather system has been located at 835 kilometers east southeast of Virac, Catanduanes or 685 kilometers east of Borongan City, Eastern Samar.

It is moving towards the west direction at 10 km/h with maximum sustained winds of up to 55 km/h and gustiness of up to 70 km/h.

Light to moderate with occasional heavy rains may be experienced over Bicol Region, Samar Provinces, Romblon, Marinduque and Southern Quezon starting today until tomorrow, Wednesday (November 13).

Tomorrow, light to moderate with occasional heavy rains may be experienced over Bicol Region, Samar Provinces, Romblon, Marinduque and Southern Quezon.

TD Ramon is forecasted to intensify into a Tropical Storm within the next 48 hours.

PAGASA advises residents in areas affected by the weather system to take precautionary measures against possible flashfloods and landslides.

Likewise, Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal #1 may be raised over Eastern Samar and the eastern section of Northern Samar in the next bulletin, PAGASA said.

Once TCWS Signal No. 1 is effect, sea travel may be disrupted in these areas.

For now, sea travel remains dangerous especially for small sea crafts over the seaboards of Northern Luzon and the eastern seaboards of Central Luzon, Southern Luzon and Visayas due to prevailing or forecast rough sea conditions.

Monsoon rains to prevail as Typhoon Hanna exits PAR

Marje Pelayo   •   August 9, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – State weather service PAGASA announced that Typhoon Hanna (international name Lekima) has exited the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) at 12:30 AM on Friday (August 8).

However, PAGASA said moderate to heavy monsoon rains will still prevail over the areas of Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Batanes, Babuyan Group of Islands, Zambales, Bataan, Occidental Mindoro and northern portions of Palawan (including Calamian Islands) due to the effects of the southwest monsoon or habagat.

Meanwhile, Metro Manila, Western Visayas, and the rest of CALABARZON, Central Luzon, and MIMAROPA will experience light to moderate with intermittent heavy monsoon rains throughout the day.

As of 4:00 AM today, the eye of Typhoon Hanna was observed at 645 km North Northeast of Basco, Batanes outside PAR. It is moving north northwest at 20 kph packed with maximum sustained winds of 175 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 215 kph.

Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TWCS) has been lifted over Batanes however, gusty conditions will continue over most of Luzon and Visayas due to the enhanced habagat.

Thus, sea travel remains risky over the seaboards of Luzon and Visayas and the northern and eastern seaboards of Mindanao due to potentially rough seas.

Meanwhile, PAGASA estimated the location of Typhoon Krosa at 1,990 km east of extreme northern Luzon.

It is moving slowly towards the east direction and is not expected to enter the PAR.

LPA to bring rains over parts of Luzon, Visayas

Marje Pelayo   •   August 1, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – A low pressure area (LPA) spotted about 460 km East of Virac, Catanduanes is expected to bring rains over Luzon and Visayas, according to the state weather service PAGASA on Thursday (August 1).

Based on the 3:00 A.M. forecast, cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms will prevail over Pangasinan, Zambales and Bataan due to the southwest monsoon or habagat.

Meanwhile, the trough of the LPA will bring scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms in Bicol Region, Eastern Visayas, Caraga and Davao Regions.

Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon, however, will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers due to localized thunderstorms especially in the afternoon.

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