LPA at ITCZ, patuloy na magpapaulan sa malaking bahagi ng bansa — PAGASA

admin   •   July 29, 2013   •   3182

MTSAT ENHANCED-IR Satellite Image  9:32 a.m., 29 July 2013 (PAGASA-DOST)

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9:32 a.m., 29 July 2013 (PAGASA-DOST)

MANILA, Philippines — Patuloy na makararanas ng mga pag-ulan ang Luzon, Visayas at Mindanao kahit walang bagyo.

Ayon sa Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), epekto ito ng Low Pressure Area (LPA) sa bahagi ng Tacloban City at nakapaloob sa Inter-tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) na umiiral sa Palawan, Visayas at Mindanao.

Sa pagtaya ng Pagasa, patuloy na makararanas ng mahina hanggang sa katamtamang pag-ulan ang malaking bahagi ng bansa partikular na ang Bicol Region, MIMAROPA, Zamboanga Peninsula, Northern Mindanao, Visayas at Quezon Province na maaaring magdulot ng flashflood at landslide.

Ang Metro Manila ay makararanas din ng maulap na papawirin at maulang panahon kaya’t pinapayuhan ang publiko na magdala ng kaukulang pananggalang. (UNTV News)

Duterte to inaugurate expanded Puerto Princesa Port in Palawan

Robie de Guzman   •   November 3, 2021

President Rodrigo Duterte is set to inaugurate the completed expansion project at the Puerto Princesa Port in Palawan on Thursday, Nov. 4, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) said.

In a statement, the DOTr said the expansion project, which includes the construction of an additional back-up area, was completed on July 20 despite the pandemic.

“The project was carried out to make the port more productive, particularly its long-haul connection to Metro Manila and planned connectivity to the island of Mindoro via the Port of Bulalacao,” the department said.

For the past five years, the DOTR said that the Puerto Princesa Port underwent several expansions and necessary improvements as it serves as the province’s primary maritime gateway for commerce, trade, and tourism.

Around 1,500 international and local vessels call at Puerto Princesa Port per year while around 200,000 passengers use the port annually, including almost 6,000 cruise-tourism passengers. It also handles approximately 1.7 metric tons of cargoes.

The DOTr said the expansion of the Puerto Princesa Port forms part of the 472 commercial and social-tourism projects completed by the DOTr and the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) nationwide since the Duterte administration took over in 2016, resulting in improved maritime connectivity and mobility in the entire archipelago.

DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade previously inaugurated several completed Palawan port projects in the Port of San Fernando in El Nido, Port of Bataraza in Barangay Buliluyan, and Borac Port in Coron, linking the island province to other parts of the country and nearby countries.

The completed seaport projects, under the massive Build, Build, Build program of the Duterte administration, are expected to generate employment for locals and usher economic and tourism growth as the country recovers from the pandemic.

Duterte will be joined by Tugade, and PPA General Manager Jay Santiago during the inauguration.

ITCZ brings scattered rainshowers, thunderstorms over parts of Luzon, Visayas

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 25, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—The Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) affecting Southern Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao will continue to bring scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms,  the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Monday.

Scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms will prevail over Metro Manila, CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, Bicol Region, and Western Visayas. The state weather bureau warned possible flash floods or landslides during moderate to at times heavy rains.

Cagayan Valley and Aurora will likewise have cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and isolated thunderstorms, while the rest of the country will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms. AAC

LPA spotted off Eastern Samar — PAGASA

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 22, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—A low pressure area (LPA) has been spotted in Eastern Samar, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

Based on the weather forecast of PAGASA, the LPA was spotted 525 kilometers east of Guiuan, Eastern Samar at around 3 a.m. it is embedded along the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) affecting Palawan, Visayas, and Mindanao.

Cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms are expected in Caraga, Eastern Visayas, and Central Visayas.

Batanes and Cagayan might experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated light rains.

In Metro Manila, and the rest of the country, weather will be partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.

PAGASA said the LPA has a low chance of intensifying into a tropical depression within 24 hours. AAC

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