Monsoon, LPA to bring rains to parts of PH – PAGASA
Robie de Guzman • August 2, 2019 • 1129
MANILA, Philippines – Parts of the country will experience monsoon rains and scattered rain showers, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on Friday (August 2).
PAGASA said this is due to a low pressure area (LPA) in the eastern side of the Philippines and the southwest monsoon (habagat) prevailing over the western section of Luzon. The southwest monsoon is being enhanced by a storm in the southern part of China.
In a daily weather advisory posted on its website, the state weather bureau said that monsoon rains will be experienced in Pangasinan, Zambales and Bataan.
Metro Manila, Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Cordillera Administrative Region and the rest of Ilocos Region and Central Luzon will have cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms due to southwest monsoon.
Bicol Region, Visayas, Caraga and Northern Mindanao will also experience cloudy skies with scattered rain showers due to the trough of LPA.
PAGASA said in its weather advisory issued at 11 a.m. that it is closely monitoring if the LPA will develop into a tropical depression, which will be named “Hanna,” within 48 hours.
The state weather bureau advised local authorities to take precautionary measures as flashfloods and landslides are possible.
Some local government units have suspended classes in their respective areas due to heavy rains.
MANILA, Philippines – The low pressure area (LPA) east of Quezon Province has developed into tropical depression (TD) ‘Butchoy,’ according to the latest report of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).
As of 4:00 pm on Thursday (June 11), PAGASA located the eye of TD Butchoy at 75 km Northwest of Daet, Camarines Norte.
It is moving West-Northwest at 20 kilometers per hour (km/h), packed with maximum sustained winds of 45 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 55 km/h.
Thus, PAGASA raised Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (CWS) No. 1 over the following areas:
The southern portion of Aurora
The northern and central portion of Quezon
Under TCWS #1, winds of 30-60 km/h may be expected in at least 36 hours or intermittent rains may be expected within 36 hours.
TD Butchoy is forecast to cross Polillo Islands and make landfall over northern Quezon-southern Aurora area between tonight and tomorrow morning Friday (June 12).
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