Cloudy skies, rains over PH as possible low pressure area is formed in WPS

Satellite image from Pagasa

Satellite image from Pagasa

MANILA, Philippines — The country will experience cloudy skies with chances of rains due to isolated thunderstorms being experienced nationwide, as a potential low pressure area is expected to be formed in the West Philippine Sea, the state weather service reported.

Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa), in its Wednesday morning bulletin, said the cloudy weather is due to habagat or the Southwest monsoon prevailing in Luzon and Western Visayas, while the intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) prevails in the rest of Visayas and entire Mindanao.


“Patuloy ang epekto ng dalawang weather system sa ating bansa: ang habagat, o Southwest monsoon, dito sa malaking bahagi ng Luzon at Western Visayas. For the rest of Visayas naman at sa malaking bahagi ng Mindanao, apektado naman sila ng Intertropical Convergence Zone o ITCZ,” weather specialist Benison Estareja said.

(The weather systems, the Southwest monsoon, here in most parts of Luzon and Western Visayas, and ITCZ to the rest of Visayas and Mindanao, continue to be in effect.)

“Possible somewhere dito sa West Philippine Sea, may mabuo na low pressure area or mga sirkulasyon kaya patuloy natin itong imo-monitor,” he added.

(Possible somewhere here in the West Philippine Sea, a low pressure area might be formed and we are continuously monitoring it.)

Estareja said Luzon will have light to moderate rains with Metro Manila projected to have temperatures ranging from 24 to 31 degrees Celsius; Tagaytay City at 23 to 29 degrees Celcius; Baguio City at 16 to 24 degrees Celsius; Laoag City at 24 to 32 degrees Celcius; Legazpi City at 25 to 31 degrees Celsius; Tugegarao City at 25 to 33 degrees Celsius; and Puerto Princesa City, with 24 to 30 degrees Celsius.

In Visayas, Cebu is projected to have temperatures ranging from 24 to 32 degrees Celsius; Iloilo, 25 to 30 degrees Celsius; and Tacloban at 25 to 31 degrees Celcius.

In Mindanao, Zamboanga City would have 25 to 34 degrees Celsius; Cagayan de Oro, 24 to 33 degrees Celcius; and 24 to 32 degrees Celsius in Davao City.

Meanwhile, no gale warning is raised on any country’s waters with the entire seas only expected to have slight to moderate sea condition, with exception on Western part of the country, which is projected to have moderate sea condition.

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