• Rains over Northern, Central Luzon due to trough of LPA


    Expect light to moderate rains over some parts of Northern and Central Luzon due to the trough of a Low Pressure Area (LPA) affecting these areas, according to Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on Monday.

    In an interview, PAGASA weather forecaster Buddy Javier said the trough or extended clouds of LPA will bring cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and thunderstorms over the regions of Ilocos, Cordillera, Cagayan Valley and Central Luzon.

    He said the LPA is still outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) has a small chance to enter PAR since its moving upward towards Taiwan.

    Javier said the agency has monitored another weather disturbance in the western section of extreme Northern Luzon which is expected to enter the PAR anytime this day.

    Based on their models, he said the LPA has a small chance to intensify into a tropical cyclone but will bring rains over the western section of Luzon.

    But Javier said they continue to monitor the LPA once it intensifies into a cyclone and it will be locally named “Ester”, the first cyclone for the month of June and the fifth for this year.

    For Monday forecast, Javier said the rest of the country including Metro Manila will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.

    In its advisory, PAGASA said light to moderate winds coming from the southwest will prevail over Luzon and Visayas and from the south to southwest over Mindanao.

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


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