Trough of LPA to bring scattered rains over parts of Mindanao — PAGASA

Published March 28, 2021, 5:55 PM

by Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz

A low pressure area (LPA) southeast of Davao City has formed on Sunday, March 28, which may bring scattered rain showers over some parts of southern Mindanao in the next few days.


Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) weather specialist Chris Perez said the LPA was estimated at 610 kilometers southeast of Davao City around 3 p.m., and may remain outside the country’s area of responsibility in the next three days.

The trough or extension of the LPA was expected to bring scattered rain showers and thunderstorms over Davao de Oro, Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, Davao Oriental, Davao Occidental, Cotabato, South Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Sarangani, Basilan, Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao, Sulu, and Tawi-Tawi.

Perez said the LPA has a slim chance of developing into a tropical cyclone but its trough may affect the southern part of Mindanao.

Meanwhile, the rest of the country will have generally warm and humid weather condition, especially from noon until early afternoon, due to the prevalence of easterly winds.

PAGASA advised the public to reduce their outdoor activities or prolonged exposure to sunlight to prevent heat stroke.

Based on the PAGASA’s extended weather outlook for key areas from March 29 to April 1, maximum air temperatures will be 33 degrees Celsius in Metro Manila, 33-34 degrees Celsius in Tuguegarao City, 25-26 degrees Celsius in Baguio City, 31 degrees Celsius in Tagaytay City, 32-33 degrees Celsius in Puerto Princesa City, 32 degrees Celsius in Metro Cebu, and 29-31 degrees Celsius in Metro Davao. 

However, isolated rain showers in the afternoon or evening may also occur due to localized thunderstorms.

Severe thunderstorm activity could trigger flash floods over low-lying communities or landslides in mountainous areas, PAGASA warned.