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Rainy Friday due to LPA, shear line

by Leila Salaverria

THERE is a high chance of rain in most parts of the country today, so don’t leave home without your umbrellas or raincoats.

The state weather bureau said the low pressure area that entered the Philippine area of responsibility on Thursday morning would bring rains today in most parts of Southern Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.

There is the possibility of flash floods or landslides due to moderate to at times heavy rains. 

The LPA is forecast to move west northwest in the next 24 hours and will be closest to the CARAGA region and Eastern Visayas during that time, according forecaster Benison Estareja.

It may develop into a tropical depression within 36 hours, and it will be called Rosal if it does.  

In Northern Luzon, the shear line, or the convergence of northeasterly and easterly winds that forms rain clouds, could also bring occasional heavy rains that could cause floods and the overflow of rivers.

The northeast monsoon or amihan is also affecting extreme Northern Luzon, which will be cloudy and chilly, with light rains. 

Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon will be partly cloudy to cloudy with localized thunderstorms. 

Coastal waters

Coastal waters in Northern Luzon will be rough and the wind moderate to strong. 

In the rest of Luzon and Visayas and Mindanao, the coastal waters will be slight to moderate and the wind light to moderate. 

Gale warning

Because of the northeast monsoon, there is a gale warning in Batanes, northern coast of Cagayan including Babuyan Islands, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union, and Pangasinan.

Waves in the area may reach up to 5 meters or nearly equivalent to a two-storey building, said Estareja. These would be dangerous for small sea vessels, he said. 

As the LPA moves closer to the country, the West Philippine Sea and the Philippine Sea could have rougher waters, so there is the possibility of sea travel suspensions in the next days, he added. 

Temperature check

The temperature in Metro Manila today will range from 32 to 25 degrees Celsius, while for  Laoag it will be from 29 to 26 degrees Celsius, and Tuguegarao 27 to 23 degrees Celsius 

Baguio will be chilly, with temperatures ranging from 23 to 17 degrees Celsius, while in Tagaytay it will be from 30 to 21 degrees Celsius. In Legazpi, it will be from 30 to 24 degrees Celsius. 

The temperature in Puerto Princesa and Kalayaan Islands will be from 32 to 25 degrees Celsius. 

The temperature in Cebu will be from 30 to 25 degrees Celsius, and for Tacloban and Iloilo 30 to 26 degrees Celsius.

For Zamboanga, it will be from 32 to 25 degrees Celsius, for Cagayan de Oro 29 to 24 degrees Celsius, and for Davao City,  30 to 25 degrees Celsius.

Weekend weather 

On Saturday and Sunday, the LPA could move closer to the country, and most parts of Luzon, the Visayas, and parts of Mindanao are expected to have rains, said Estareja. 

On Monday, the rains would be mostly confined to the eastern part of Luzon, he said.  

Visayas forecast

Ang Visayas makasinati ug madag-umon na kalangitan na naay katag-katag na mga pag-ulan, pagpangilat ug pagpanugdog tungod sa trough sa LPA. Ang Palawan lakip na ang Kalayaan Islands ug Occidental Mindoro makasinati ug panagsang mapanganuron ngadto na sa madag-umon nga kalangitan inubanan sa pat-ak pat-ak na pag-ulan ug pagpanugdug-kilat tungod sa localized thunderstorms.

Hinay ngadto sa kasarangan nga paghuros sa hangin gikan sa Amihanag-Silangan ngadto sa Amihanang-kasadpan ang mupasulabi sa Visayas, Palawan ug Occidental Mindoro diin ang kadagatan naay hinay ngadto sa kasarangan ang pagbalud.

Mindanao forecast

Ang tibuok dapit sa Mindanao makasinati sa mapanganuron nga kalangitan inubanan sa katag katag nga pag ulan, kilat ug pagpanalugdog tungod sa Trough sa LPA. Hinay ngadto na sa kasarangan nga hangin nga magagikan sa amihanang silangan ngadto nasa amihanang kasadpang direksyon ug hapsay ngadto na sa kasarangan ang pagbalud sa kadagatan.   



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