Weather Update: Fair Weather in Luzon, Rain in Visayas and Mindanao

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MANILA, Philippines: While Luzon, including Metro Manila, will have generally-fair weather, areas in Visayas and Mindanao will experience scattered rain showers due to the trough of a low pressure area (LPA) and the shear line.

According to weather specialist Daniel James Villamil of the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa), the LPA, formerly known as Tropical Depression “Kabayan,” is currently located approximately 185 kilometers south of Puerto Princesa City, Palawan. The LPA, along with the shear line where hot and cold air converge, is affecting several regions including Zamboanga Peninsula, Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, Western Visayas, Mimaropa (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, and Palawan), Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon), Bicol Region, and Aurora. These areas may experience overcast skies.

Meanwhile, the northeast monsoon, locally known as “amihan,” is bringing cloudy skies with isolated rains in Luzon, particularly over Cagayan Valley and Cordillera Administrative Region, as stated by the state-run weather agency. The rest of the country will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated downpours and thunderstorms due to localized thunderstorms.

It’s important to note that while Luzon, including Metro Manila, will generally experience fair weather, areas in Visayas and Mindanao will have scattered rain showers. This weather pattern is due to the presence of a low pressure area and the shear line.

The low pressure area, previously known as Tropical Depression “Kabayan,” is currently situated approximately 185 kilometers south of Puerto Princesa City, Palawan. It is responsible for the scattered rain showers in Visayas and Mindanao.

In addition to the low pressure area, the shear line, where hot and cold air converge, is also contributing to the weather conditions in several regions. These regions include Zamboanga Peninsula, Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, Western Visayas, Mimaropa, Calabarzon, Bicol Region, and Aurora. Residents in these areas can expect overcast skies.

Meanwhile, Luzon is experiencing the northeast monsoon, locally referred to as “amihan.” This weather phenomenon is bringing cloudy skies with isolated rains, particularly in Cagayan Valley and Cordillera Administrative Region.

For the rest of the country, partly cloudy to cloudy skies are expected with isolated downpours and thunderstorms. These localized thunderstorms can occur in various areas.

It is crucial to stay updated with the latest weather advisories from Pagasa and take necessary precautions, especially in areas experiencing scattered rain showers. Stay safe and be prepared for any sudden changes in weather conditions.

Source: The Manila Times

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