LPA off Mindanao may develop into tropical depression this week — PAGASA

Published April 12, 2021, 12:17 PM

by Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) is closely monitoring a new low pressure area (LPA) east of Mindanao that has a high chance of intensifying into a tropical depression in the next three days.


In its weather bulletin on Monday, April 12, PAGASA weather specialist Meno Mendoza said the LPA outside the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) was estimated at 1,845 kilometers east of Mindanao at around 3 a.m.

Mendoza said the weather disturbance, which could develop into a tropical depression, has no direct effect yet over the country.

“Patuloy po tayo magmomonitor sa magiging development ng nasabing LPA. (We will continue to monitor the possible development of this LPA),” he pointed out.

Once the LPA becomes a tropical depression inside the PAR, PAGASA will give be giving it a local name “Bising.”

As of Monday, Mendoza said the easterlies or the warm winds originating from the Pacific Ocean, would remain the prevalent weather system that will bring warm and humid weather conditions across the country. 

PAGASA said that partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms may affect the entire archipelago.

However, it warned of possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms that usually occur in the afternoon or evening.

Based on its extended weather outlook for key areas from April 13 to April 16, PAGASA said that maximum air temperatures may reach 33-34 degrees Celsius in Metro Manila, 33-34 degrees Celsius in Tuguegarao City, 24 degrees Celsius in Baguio City, 31-32 degrees Celsius in Tagaytay City, 32 degrees Celsius in Puerto Princesa City, 32 degrees Celsius in Metro Cebu, 33 degrees Celsius in Metro Davao, and 34 degrees Celsius in Zamboanga City.