New LPA spotted off E. Samar, to bring rain in E. Visayas, Mindanao – Pagasa

MANILA, Philippines — A low-pressure area (LPA) was spotted near Eastern Visayas right in the middle of the intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ), bringing rain in  Mindanao and some areas of the Visayas, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said.

According to Pagasa weather specialist Joey Figuracion, the LPA was last spotted 375 kilometers east of Guiuan, Eastern Samar.


“Nakapaloob ito o embedded sa ITCZ, na [makakaapekto] sa malaking bahagi ng bansa, lalong-lalo na sa Palawan sa Visayas at Mindanao,” said Figuracion.

(It is embedded in the ITCZ, which in turn affects large areas of the country, especially in Palawan in the Visayas and Mindanao.)


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The LPA, however, is not expected to become a typhoon in the next 48 hours but is expected to pass through the Visayas and Southern Luzon.

“May posibilidad na pagdating [nito] ng West Philippine Sea, doon na [ito] magiging bagyo,” Figuracion said.

(There is a possibility that it will escalate into a typhoon once it arrives in the West Philippine Sea.)

Meanwhile, generally fair weather is still expected to prevail in the entire Luzon as well as the Western and Central parts of Visayas on Thursday. The formation of isolated thunderstorms, however, should still be expected from the afternoon until evening.

“Kalat kalat na pag-ulan naman at thunderstorms ang aasahan dahil sa epekto ng ITCZ at LPA diyan sa Eastern visayas, maging sa buong Mindanao,” Figuracion said.

(Widespread rains and thunderstorms are expected due to the impact of ITCZ and LPA in Eastern Visayas, as well as throughout Mindanao.)

The forecast temperature range in key cities/areas according to Pagasa:


Metro Manila: 25 to 32 degrees Celsius

Baguio City: 16 to 23 degrees Celsius

Laoag City:  25 to 32 degrees Celsius

Tuguegarao: 24 to 34 degrees Celsius

Legazpi City: 26 to 33 degrees Celsius

Puerto Princesa City: 25 to 33 degrees Celsius

Tagaytay: 21 to 30 degrees Celsius

Kalayaan Islands: 25 to 33 degrees Celsius

Iloilo City: 26 to 33 degrees Celsius

Cebu: 25 to 31 degrees Celsius

Tacloban City: 25 to 30 degrees Celsius

Cagayan De Oro City: 24 to 31 degrees Celsius

Zamboanga City: 24 to 34 degrees Celsius

Davao City: 24 to 32 degrees Celsius

Despite the effects of the ITCZ and a newly formed LPA, no gale warning is being issued as slight to moderate sea conditions are expected.