LPA in Luzon could dissolve in next 24 hours

Published February 22, 2021, 11:51 PM

by Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz

The low pressure area (LPA) that was formerly tropical depression “Auring” will likely to dissipate in the next 24 hours, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Monday evening, Feb. 22.

As of 10 p.m., PAGASA estimated the location of the LPA at 85 kilometers (km) north-northeast of Daet, Camarines Norte or 180 km east of Infanta, Quezon. 

“This weather disturbance is less likely to redevelop into a tropical depression but more likely to dissipate over or near the landmass of mainland Luzon in the next 24 hours,” PAGASA said in its 11 p.m. weather advisory.

However, the weather bureau warned that the LPA may still bring moderate to heavy rains over Camarines Norte, Aurora, and the northern and central portions of Quezon prior to its possible dissipation.

Light to moderate with at times heavy rains may also affect Metro Manila, Oriental Mindoro, Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan, northern and western portions of Camarines Sur, Nueva Ecija, Bulacan, Isabela, Cagayan including Babuyan Islands, Batanes, Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, and Rizal.

Under these conditions, isolated flooding and rain-induced landslides are likely during heavy or prolonged rainfall especially in areas that are highly susceptible to these hazards.

PAGASA said its regional services divisions may issue local thunderstorm/rainfall advisories and heavy rainfall warnings if needed.

The weather bureau’s Hydrometeorology Division, as well as its River Basin Flood Forecasting and Warning Centers, may also issue general flood advisories and basin flood bulletins as appropriate.