• 2 LPAs continue to induce rains

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    The two low pressure area (LPA) inside the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) continue to induce rains in most parts of the country on Saturday, according to Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

    In an interview, PAGASA weather forecaster Meno Mendoza said that as of 4 a.m. , the LPA was spotted 370 km at west of Subic, Zambales (14.7ºN, 116.6ºE) while another LPA was estimated based on all available data at 610 km east of Basco, Batanes (20.1ºN 128.1ºE).

    Mendoza said the LPA in Subic has a slim chance to intensify into a tropical depression and is expected to be out of PAR in the next 24 hours.

    Mendoza said the LPA in Batanes is expected to intensify into a tropical depression outside the PAR.

    However, even though it is not expected to intensify into a tropical depression inside the PAR, Mendoza said the two weather disturbances will still bring cloudyskies with light to moderate rains over Mimaropa (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan),Western Visayas, Northern Mindanao and Zamboanga Peninsula.

    He added the rest of the country including Metro Manila will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms mostly in the afternoon or evening.

    Mendoza said the southwest monsoon will be the dominant weather system — the prevailing wind system during the rainy season — which will continue to bring rains over western section of the country.

    In its advisory, PAGASA said light to moderate winds blowing from the southwest to south will prevail over the western section of luzon and coming from southwest over the rest of the country.

    The coastal waters throughout the archipelago will be slight to moderate.

    It added no gale warning was issued as sea travel will be safe for fisherfolk and small seacraft. PNA

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