LPA to bring rains over Visayas, Mindanao

Published February 7, 2021, 9:48 AM

by Jhon Aldrin Casinas

A low-pressure area (LPA) east of General Santos City may bring rains over some parts of Visayas and Mindanao in the next 24 hours, the state weather bureau said Sunday, Feb. 7. 


Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) weather specialist Aldczar D. Aurelio said the LPA was last spotted 1,010 kilometers east of General Santos City.

“Mababa ang tsansa nitong maging bagyo pero inaasahan po natin ‘tong magdadala ng pag-ulan sa bahagi ng Visayas ganon din sa Mindanao (Its chance of becoming a typhoon is low, but we expect it to bring rain to parts of Visayas as well as Mindanao),” Aurelio said.

Due to the trough of the LPA, the eastern portion of Visayas, Caraga, and Davao Region may experience cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms.

Residents were warned of possible flash floods or landslides due to moderate to heavy rains.

On the other hand, the northeast monsoon or “amihan” will continue to affect the weather conditions in the northern Luzon and will bring cloudy skies with light rains over Cagayan Valley and Cordillera Administrative Region, 

Because of the amihan, the Ilocos Region will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated light rains.

Metro Manila may experience fair weather in the next three days, while the rest of the country will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers due to localized thunderstorms.

PAGASA earlier said that none or one tropical cyclone may enter the country this February.