LPA in Mindanao unlikely to become cyclone, but rains possible — Pagasa

MANILA, Philippines — The low pressure area (LPA) southeast of Mindanao is not expected to develop into a tropical cyclone and may only bring scattered rains over the country’s southernmost provinces, state meteorologists said on Monday.

Weather updates from the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) showed on Monday afternoon that the LPA was last seen 395 kilometers southeast of General Santos City — still outside the Philippine area of responsibility.


While it is expected to move north, Pagasa said that the LPA would not hit the southern part of Mindanao, and may only graze the southern waters.  Still, isolated rains may be expected from Monday to Tuesday over Southern Mindanao.

For the rest of the country, hot weather would be felt as the easterlies continue to prevail, bringing warm and humid winds from the Pacific Ocean.  Isolated thunderstorms may occur by afternoon and night in several parts of the country though, as the easterlies carry moisture which may lead to cloud formation.

Temperatures for Metro Manila and Puerto Princesa on Tuesday may play between 25 to 33 degrees Celsius, 24 to 32 degrees in Laoag, 24 to 34 degrees in Tuguegarao, 16 to 25 degrees in Baguio, 21 to 31 degrees in Tagaytay, and 26 to 32 degrees in Legazpi.

For Visayas and Mindanao, Davao would have slightly colder than usual weather due to the LPA, with 25 to 32 degrees Celsius, which will also be the temperature for Cebu and Tacloban.  Iloilo would have something around 26 to 32 degrees, Cagayan de Oro with 24 to 32 degrees, and Zamboanga with 24 to 35 degrees.

No ale warning has been raised over any part of the country as sea condition all around would be slight to moderate.  But for Southern Mindanao, this condition may vary during thunderstorm activity brought by the LPA.


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