• Rainy Sunday in most of PH due to LPA and wind convergence


    Most parts of the country will experience cloudy skies with rainshowers on Sunday due to the presence of a low-pressure area (LPA) and the wind convergence affecting the archipelago, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

    In an interview, PAGASA weather forecaster Aldczar Aurelio said that due to the LPA, parts of the Bicol, Caraga and Davao regions will experience cloudy skies with moderate to occasionally heavy rains and thunderstorms which may trigger flashfloods and landslides while the rest of the Visayas and Mindanao and the province of Aurora will have cloudy skies with light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms.

    As 4 a.m. Sunday, the LPA was spotted some 90 kilometers northwest of Cebu City (11.0ºN, 123.5ºE).

    Aurelio said the LPA has slim chance to intensify into a tropical cyclone but the agency continues to monitor it.

    He added that the LPA is expected to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) by Monday, and with this, gradual weather improvement is expected in the Visayas and Mindanao.

    Meanwhile, Aurelio said the convergence of the east and northeast winds is bringing rainshowers and thunderstorms over Metro Manila, Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon), Mimaropa (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan) while the rest of Luzon will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.

    He said no gale warning has been issued by the agency as the fisherfolks are safe to venture into the sea.

    In its advisory, PAGASA said moderate to occasionally strong winds blowing from the east will prevail over Northern Luzon and from the east to northeast over the rest of the country with moderate to occasionally rough seas. PNA


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