LPA continues to bring rains over Luzon, Visayas


The presence of a low pressure area (LPA) inside the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) will continue to dump rains over Luzon and Visayas on Saturday, according to Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

PAGASA said that as of 4 a.m. the LPA was estimated based on all available data at 300 km west of Ambulong, Batangas (14.0ºN, 118.0ºE).

According to the PAGASA, the LPA may exit the country Saturday night or Sunday.

However, its trough, or clouds extending on its edges, will still bring cloudy skies and light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms over Luzon including Metro Manila and the Western Visayas.

The rest of the country will be partly cloudy to cloudy and will still have chances of isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.

By Sunday, the LPA is expected to be outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility.

The whole country is expected to have improved weather conditions starting Sunday until the end of next week.

For Saturday forecast, Metro Manila, Central Luzon, Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon) Mimaropa (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan), and Western Visayas will experience cloudy skies with light to moderate rains due to the LPA’s cloud bands that extend to these areas.

The rest of the country will be partly cloudy to cloudy with possible isolated rains because of the localized thunderstorms.

It added light to moderate winds blowing from the southwest to south will prevail over Palawan, Visayas and Mindanao and from the south to southeast over the rest of Luzon.

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


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