Palawan to experience cloudy skies, rainshowers due to LPA — PAGASA

Published February 16, 2018, 1:39 PM

by Francine Ciasico

By Alexandria Dennise San Juan

The province of Palawan will experience cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers brought about by a low pressure area (LPA) which used to be Tropical Depression “Basyang,” the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said.

(photo by pixabay)
(photo by pixabay)

PAGASA senior weather specialist Chris Perez said that on their latest weather bulletin, the LPA was last found at 250 kilometer southwest of Puerto Princesa City in Palawan.

According to Perez, there is a low chance for this LPA to reintensify and be a tropical depression again but it will continue to affect the weather and sea conditions in Palawan.

The weather bureau warned the public that flooding or landslides are possible in Palawan due to moderate to heavy rains brought by LPA.

Fair weather will prevail in Metro Manila and the rest of the country but localized thunderstorms will cause partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers over the regions especially at nighttime.

Easterlies also continue to affect the eastern section of the country.

Weather service PAGASA also noted that there is no tropical depression brewing near the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) but LPA and easterlies will cause a moderate to rough sea conditions in North Luzon and Palawan area.

Meanwhile, easterlies will also affect Albay. Areas near Mt. Mayon will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.

In the special weather forecast for Mt. Mayon released by PAGASA, the municipalities of Polangui, Ligao and Oas can be possibly affected by ashfall as 32 kilometer per hour wind speed will come from southeast while 40 kilometer per hour wind from east southeast at approximately 2.4 kilometers from the crater of Mt. May