New LPA likely to develop into a tropical cyclone – PAGASA

Marje Pelayo   •   July 18, 2018   •   4603

Satellite image of a new low-pressure area east of Cagayan. Source: PAGASA

QUEZON CITY,  Philippines – Another low-pressure area (LPA) is likely to develop into a tropical cyclone after tropical cyclone Henry exited the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR).

According to PAGASA’s monitoring, the new weather system was located some 540km east of Aparri, Cagayan.

Should it enters PAR, it will be named “Inday” and will be the country’s ninth cyclone this year.

It is expected to enhance the southwest monsoon or habagat that will further bring more rains across the country.

Based on PAGASA’s forecast, heavy rains will be experienced in Metro Manila, Ilocos Region, Cordillera Autonomous Region, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, and Mimaropa.

Scattered rain showers will also be experienced in Bicol Region and the Visayas and thunderstorms in Mindanao.

A high tide warning is raised along Manila Bay at 1:48 p.m. which is expected to reach 1.2 meters high.

As of Wednesday morning (July 18), flooding was reported in most low-lying areas in Metro Manila and nearby provinces.

Motorists were advised to check on alternate routes as neck-deep flood rendered a portion of Araneta Avenue in Quezon City and is still impassable to all kinds of vehicles. Other flooded areas include R. Papa in Manila; Barangay Tatalon, Roxas District; E. Rodriguez Avenue in front of Delos Santos Medical City; and the Cubao tunnel along Aurora Boulevard in Quezon City as well as other parts of Metro Manila.

Meanwhile, classes in public schools and government work in Metro Manila were suspended by Malacanang upon the recommendation of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC).

Government agencies involved in disaster and emergency response are exempted from the work suspension as they are expected to continue to render the necessary services, according to Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea.

Private companies, offices, and schools, meanwhile, were given discretion on whether to suspend work and classes. – Rey Pelayo / Marje Pelayo

 

Monsoon rains prevailing over PH – PAGASA

Marje Pelayo   •   June 21, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said it would be rainy today (June 21) in Luzon as the southwest monsoon or habagat continues to prevail over the region.

Specifically, the weather system is affecting areas of MIMAROPA, Western Visayas, and the provinces of Zambales and Bataan where cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms is being experienced,

Meanwhile, Metro Manila and the rest of the country are also experiencing the effects of Habagat along with localized thunderstorms which bring partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers.

Weather authorities advice the general public to be prepared as these conditions may possibly cause flash floods or landslides due to moderate to at times heavy rains and in some areas due to severe thunderstorms.

Monsoon rains prevailing across PH – PAGASA

Marje Pelayo   •   June 15, 2021

MANILA, Philippines —  State weather agency PAGASA forecasts prevailing rains over Luzon due to the effects of the southwest monsoon or habagat.

As of Tuesday (June 15), cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms will continue to affect the entire Ilocos Region.

This may cause flash floods and landslides in areas susceptible to these hazards due to moderate to at times heavy rains.

Meanwhile, the combined effects of habagat and localized thunderstorms continue to bring partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms in Metro Manila and the rest of the country.

These conditions are expected to cause possible flash floods or landslides due to severe thunderstorms thus, residents are advised to take precautionary measures against these hazards.

PAGASA has not seen any brewing storm or weather disturbance to date, though rains will prevail due to the onset of the rainy season.

Rains across PH due to southwest monsoon, ITCZ — PAGASA

Marje Pelayo   •   June 9, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Since it is the onset of the rainy season, wet days are expected across the country.

According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), the southwest monsoon is now affecting Luzon and Western Visayas.

Specifically, Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon as well as Western Visayas will continue to experience cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms which may possibly cause flash floods or landslides due to moderate or at times heavy rains.

Meanwhile, the intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) is affecting the rest of the country bringing partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms. .

These conditions may cause flash floods or landslides due to severe thunderstorms in areas susceptible to these hazards.

PAGASA advises the public to closely monitor weather updates through the agency’s official website and social media accounts.

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