Rainy weather due to 2 LPAs

MANILA -- Rainy weather in most parts of the country are expected as two low-pressure areas (LPA) were spotted early morning of Saturday.

As of 3 a.m., the LPA, embedded along the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ), was estimated at 135 km. east of Surigao City, Surigao del Norte, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) reported.

Meanwhile, another LPA within the ITCZ was also spotted at 185 km. west of Dipolog City, Zamboanga del Norte while the northeast monsoon is affecting Northern Luzon, the weather bureau added.

Metro Manila, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Mimaropa, the Bicol region, the Visayas, Caraga, Northern Mindanao, and Zamboanga Peninsula will have cloudy skies and scattered rain showers and thunderstorms due to the presence of the LPAs and ITCZ.

The Ilocos, Cordillera, and Cagayan Valley regions will also experience cloudy skies with light rains due to the northeast monsoon.

The rest of the country will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers.

PAGASA warned of possible isolated flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms.

Northern Luzon will have moderate to strong winds blowing northeast while the rest of Luzon will experience light to moderate winds going east to the northeast.

Northeast to northwest winds in the Visayas will be light to moderate and the same goes in Mindanao, blowing from northwest to southwest.

Coastal waters in Northern Luzon will be moderate to rough while the rest of the country will experience slight to moderate conditions. (PNA)

Source: Philippines News Agency

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