April 18, 2024

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Pagasa says LPA to bring more rains

The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Administration (Pagasa) today said that rainy weather will persist in various parts of the Philippines due to the presence of two low pressure areas.

On Tuesday, PAGASA is monitoring an LPA located 50 kilometers east of Roxas City in Capiz, which may dissipate today. The state weather bureau is also keeping an eye on an LPA located 450 km south of Kalayaan in Palawan, which is already outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility.

Benison Estareja, Pagasa weather specialist, said the two LPAs have a low chance of becoming tropical cyclones.

However, Pagasa said that weather disturbances will bring scattered rain showers and thunderstorms to Mimaropa, Bicol region, Visayas, Zamboanga Peninsula, Northern Mindanao, Caraga and Davao region.

Pagasa warned that floods or landslides may occur due to moderate to heavy with at times intense rains.

The rest of Mindanao will experience isolated rain showers and thunderstorms due to the LPA or localized thunderstorms.

The state weather bureau cautioned residents affected by the last  yuletide rains and flooding to be vigilant of yet another possible flooding and landslide.

During the holidays, the southern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao have been ravaged by floods that swamped their homes and crops. It also left 52 people dead.

Meanwhile, the northeast monsoon will dump rain to Metro Manila, Cagayan Valley, Cordillera Administrative Region, Central Luzon and Calabarzon. Light rain will affect Ilocos region.