LPA seen to bring rains over Eastern Luzon, Visayas – PAGASA

Published November 18, 2021, 8:13 AM

by Jhon Aldrin Casinas

The eastern portions of Luzon and Visayas may experience rains brought by the low pressure area (LPA) off Eastern Samar, the state weather bureau said Thursday, Nov. 18.


The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said the weather disturbance was last spotted 675 kilometers east of Borongan City, Eastern Samar.

Weather specialist Samuel Duran said the LPA, which is embedded along the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) that is affecting Palawan, Visayas, and Mindanao, entered the country’s monitoring area on Nov. 17.

“Bagamat may kalayuan pa itong sentro ng LPA, ay ngayon ay inaasahan na nating magdadala ito ng mga pag-ulan lalong lalo na sa Eastern Visayas at Eastern Luzon (Although, the center of the LPA is still far, we now expect it to bring rains especially in Eastern Visayas and Eastern Luzon),” Duran said.

He noted that the LPA has a slim chance of intensifying into a tropical depression.

On the other hand, the northeast monsoon or “amihan” would continue to affect northern and Central Luzon.

Cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms due to the LPA and ITCZ may affect Palawan, Catanduanes, and Samar Provinces.

Cloudy skies with rains due to the prevailing amihan may affect Cagayan and Apayao.

Residents in these areas were warned against possible flash floods or landslides during moderate to at times heavy rains.

Mindanao, the rest of Visayas, and the rest of Bicol Region, meanwhile, may have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers.

Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated light rains may affect Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon due to amihan.