PAGASA: Low pressure area may enter Philippines in Friday

As of today, There is no tropical cyclone existing within the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR)

new weather disturbance may enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) by Friday, only two days after tropical storm “Maring” caused heavy rains due to its effect on the southwest monsoon.

PAGASA weather forecaster Buddy Javier said the weather disturbance was spotted 1,430 kilometers east of Visayas and was seen moving north, as of 2 p.m. on Thursday.

“Isang low pressure area (LPA) na ine-expect natin pumasok ng PAR within 24 to 48 hours,” he told ANC’s “Top Story.”

Javier said there is a possibility that the LPA will intensify into a storm because it is still moving over water.

However, he said there is a slim chance it will make landfall based on its current track.

“May chance na mabuo siya, pero maliit ang chance na tumama sa lupa kasi ang tinatahak niya ay paakyat sa bandang Luzon area,” he said.

Javier noted that even though the weather disturbance is not expected to hit land, rains are still expected across the country due to its effect on the monsoon.

“Kung ito ay magiging ganap na bagyo, may kakayahan siya na higupin ang habagat at ito pa rin ang magpapa-ulan dito sa western section ng Visayas at ilang parts ng Mindanao,” he said.

Another weather disturbance was spotted northeast of the country, but Javier said it is not expected to enter the PAR.

The Philippines is still reeling from the massive floods caused by Maring and monsoon rains. More than 1 million Filipinos were affected by the floods.

Southwest Monsoon affecting Luzon.
The regions of Ilocos and Cordillera will experience Monsoon Rains which may trigger flashfloods and landslides. Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon will have cloudy skies with light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms. Visayas and Mindanao will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.

Moderate to strong winds blowing from the southwest will prevail throughout the archipelago and the coastal waters will be moderate to rough.

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