May 7, 2020

Despite the sweltering summer heat now recorded to be ranging from 26 to 37 degrees Celsius throughout the country, Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) announces that a low pressure area (LPA) may enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility tonight (May 7) or tomorrow morning. 

An LPA is formed by a movement that is caused by crashing surfaces of different cold and warm air masses upon convergence. Because of this, LPAs tend to bring precipitation, clouds and usually unsettled weather. 

According to a weather update by PAGASA weather specialist Ariel Rojas this morning, the LPA was last located 1,275 kilometers east southeast of Davao City. “Mababa ang tsansa sa kasalukuyan na ang LPA na ito ay maging isang bagyo. Ito po ay kikilos pa-hilagang kanluran at posibleng lumapit sa kalupaan ng Mindanao” he said, adding that this scenario may still change.

In spite of this, the rest of the Mindanao region along with the whole of Visayas are  predicted to experience hot and humid weather with localized thunderstorms between the afternoon and evening.

While he says that several provinces in Luzon such as  Ilocos, Bicol and Cagayan Valley have low chances of rain due to the ridge or extension of a high pressure area and will experience generally fair weather. The rest of Luzon, however, may experience rains in the afternoon or evening due to localized thunderstorms in the following days.

So far, no gale warning has been raised by the weather bureau as Rojas also reassures that our coastal water condition will remain stable, saying “Banayad hanggang sa katamtaman ang magiging condition ng ating karagatan.”



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