Scattered rain showers and thunderstorms are expected in Caraga and Davao in Mindanao due to the trough of a low pressure area (LPA) spotted outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility, as reported by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) on Monday.
According to Pagasa weather specialist Robert “Obet” Badrina, the LPA has a slim chance of entering the country. This means that the impact of the LPA on the affected areas may be limited.
“In fact, we are no longer expecting any tropical cyclone until the end of the month or until over the weekend,” Badrina added. This is good news for the residents as they can expect a break from the potential threat of severe weather conditions.
In its 5 a.m. advisory, Pagasa mentioned that the northeast monsoon or “amihan” will bring overcast skies with light rains in Cagayan Valley, Cordillera Administrative Region, Aurora, Quezon, Bicol Region, and Eastern Visayas. This weather system will also affect Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon and Visayas, where partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rains may prevail in the next 24 hours.
Despite the presence of the weather system, Badrina mentioned that generally, fair weather conditions can be expected. However, cold nights and mornings will continue to be experienced due to the amihan, which is the prevailing wind system during the northeast monsoon season. This weather pattern is likely to persist until next month.
It is important for residents and visitors in Caraga, Davao, and other affected areas to stay informed about the weather updates from Pagasa. While the LPA may not pose a significant threat, it is still advisable to take necessary precautions and be prepared for scattered rain showers and thunderstorms.
Local laws and customs play a crucial role in how people respond to weather conditions. In the Philippines, where the weather can be unpredictable, it is common for individuals to carry umbrellas or raincoats to protect themselves from sudden rain showers. It is also advisable to stay indoors or seek shelter during thunderstorms to avoid any potential hazards.
Additionally, it is important to note that weather patterns can vary from one region to another. While Caraga and Davao may experience scattered rain showers and thunderstorms, other parts of the country may have different weather conditions. It is always recommended to check the local weather forecast for the specific area you are in or planning to visit.
Pagasa, as the country’s official weather agency, provides accurate and timely weather information to help the public make informed decisions. Their updates are based on scientific data and observations, ensuring that the information shared is reliable and trustworthy.
In conclusion, residents in Caraga and Davao can expect scattered rain showers and thunderstorms due to the trough of a low pressure area. However, the chances of the LPA entering the country are slim, providing some relief from potential tropical cyclones. The northeast monsoon or “amihan” will also bring overcast skies with light rains in other regions. Despite these weather conditions, fair weather is expected, although cold nights and mornings will continue due to the amihan. It is essential for individuals to stay informed about the weather updates and follow local laws and customs to ensure their safety and well-being.
Source: The Manila Times