2 low pressure areas monitored inside PAR

Published September 23, 2020, 5:52 PM

by Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz

Two low pressure areas (LPA) within the Philippine area of responsibility were monitored on Wednesday afternoon, and these may bring rain showers and thunderstorms over the eastern sections of Luzon and Visayas within 24 hours.


In its 5 p.m. weather bulletin on Wednesday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) estimated the location of one of the LPAs at 470 kilometers (km) east-northeast of Catarman, Northern Samar. This LPA has been affecting Eastern Visayas since Tuesday. 

Another LPA, which has formed on Wednesday afternoon, was estimated based on available data at 575 km east of Aparri, Cagayan. 

Both weather disturbances may bring scattered light to moderate to, at times, heavy rain showers over Albay, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, Sorsogon, Masbate, Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, Western Samar, Isabela, Quirino, Quezon, Aurora, Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Tarlac, Pampanga, and Zambales.

PAGASA weather specialist Chris Perez said the two LPAs have a low probability of becoming a tropical cyclone within the 24-hour monitoring period.

He advised the public to continue monitoring PAGASA’s official updates regarding these weather disturbances for possible change in scenario.

The southwest monsoon or “habagat” and localized thunderstorms may also bring rain showers over Metro Manila and the rest of the country.

PAGASA advised the public to remain vigilant in the event of severe thunderstorms in the afternoon or evening due to possible flash floods or landslides, especially in high-risk areas.