PAGASA monitors 2 LPAs near Leyte, Zamboanga del Norte

Published October 23, 2021, 8:12 AM

by Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz


The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) is monitoring two low pressure areas (LPAs) inside the country’s area of responsibility on Saturday morning, Oct. 23.

One of the LPAs, which is embedded along the intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ), was located 75 kilometers (km) southeast of Tacloban City in Leyte province at around 3 a.m.

PAGASA has been monitoring this weather disturbance since Thursday, Oct. 21.

Meanwhile, the other LPA that developed Friday evening, Oct. 22, was last spotted 100 km west-southwest of Dipolog City in Zamboanga del Norte.

In the next 24 hours, the LPAs and the ITCZ may bring scattered rain showers and thunderstorms over the Visayas, Zamboanga Peninsula, Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, and Palawan.

Meanwhile, the northeasterly surface wind flow may continue to bring partly cloudy to cloudy conditions with isolated light rains over Batanes and Babuyan Islands.

PAGASA said that Metro Manila and the rest of the country will have generally fair weather conditions due to partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms from the ITCZ and localized thunderstorms.

However, it reminded the public to remain vigilant against possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms.