The supervised low pressure area (LPA) is expected to become a storm in the Pacific Ocean and expected to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) four days before Christmas.
Because of this, the weather in the east of Visayas and Mindanao is constantly monitored by the weather forecaster of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).
According to PAGASA weather forecaster Chris Perez, such bad weather is expected to enter PAR’s this coming Friday, December 21.
It is possible that the upcoming storm will pass through the provinces that were greatly affected by the typhoon “Pablo” in the first part of the month, December.
If the expected storm enters the country’s territory, it will be called typhoon “Quinta”.
Except for rains from the northeast monsoon, the Philippines may finally expect a cyclone-free weekend after experiencing stormy ones since late September.
The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said there is no weather disturbance likely to affect the country this weekend.
“Sa ngayon wala, malayo ang posibilidad [na] may makapasok (For now there is no weather disturbance likely to enter Philippine territory this weekend),” Pagasa forecaster Arnel Gonzales said in an interview on dzBB radio Friday.
But Gonzales said there may still be some rains brought by the northeast monsoon in Luzon and Visayas. A wind convergence will affect Mindanao, he added.
These may bring cloudy skies and rainshowers, he said.
MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said rains would continue to prevail over most parts of the country today due to a shallow low-pressure area off Palawan and the tailend of a cold front.
Pagasa also warned the public about big waves in the seaboards of Luzon and Eastern Visayas due to the surge of the northeast monsoon.
As of 2 a.m. yesterday, the shallow low-pressure area was spotted some 210 kilometers south-southwest of Puerto Princesa City.
Pagasa said Central and Southern Luzon would have mostly cloudy skies with scattered rains. [Read full article...]