Pagasa: LPA to Bring Rain but Unlikely to Directly Impact PH

MANILA, Philippines — Despite the slim chance of the low-pressure area (LPA) east of Mindanao intensifying into a tropical cyclone within the next 24 hours, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) warns of potential impact to some areas.

“Ito’y nasa labas pa rin ng PAR sa ngayon at mababa pa rin ang tsansa maging bagyo in the next 24 hours ngunit hindi natin ina-alis yung possibility na maging bagyo ito sa susunod pang mga araw.”

Pagasa weather forecaster Patrick Del Mundo

(Although the low-pressure area (LPA) remains outside PAR, and there is a low probability of it becoming a storm within 24 hours, there is still a possibility that it may intensify into one in the following days.)

However, the LPA’s trough or extension is expected to bring some areas cloudy skies and rain showers.

Eastern Visayas, Sorsogon, Masbate, Surigao del Norte, and Dinagat Islands can expect cloudy skies and rain showers due to the LPA’s trough or extension. Meanwhile, Batanes, Cagayan, Isabela, and Apayao can expect cloudy skies and rain due to the northeasterly surface wind flow.

Pagasa has raised a gale warning over several areas, including Batanes, Cagayan and the Babuyan Islands, Isabela, Ilocos Norte, and Ilocos Sur. Fisherfolk and those with small vessels are advised against setting sail due to rough sea conditions.

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