Expect fair weather in most parts of the archipelago even as the southwest monsoon continues to affect the country and the low pressure area (LPA) spotted in Mindanao has dissipated, the state weather bureau said on Thursday.
Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said that due to the southwest monsoon, Luzon and Western Visayas will experience mostly cloudy skies with scattered rain and thunderstorms, while cloudy skies with widespread rain will be felt over western areas of Luzon, possibly triggering landslides and flooding.
The rest of the country will be partly cloudy to cloudy, with isolated rain or thunderstorms.
PAGASA said that moderate to strong winds from the southwest to south will prevail over Luzon, over the rest of the country, winds will be coming from the southwest to west.
Coastal waters will be moderate to rough throughout the country, the weather bureau added.
Meanwhile, Weather Forecaster Rene Paciente said that the LPA in Hinatuan has dissipated on Wednesday evening but they continue to monitor. Based on the “present” models, the band of rain clouds that was seen over the west Philippine sea and in east southeast of Mindanao has a “slim chance” to become a low pressure area (LPA).
“Lahat ng models sa ngayon ay ipinapakita na maliit ang chance nito na ma-develop into an LPA… Pero hindi pa rin natin inaalis ang posibilidad na maging isang weather disturbance ito at maging isang bagyo,” he noted.
“Yung sa west Philippine sea kung sakaling madevelop hindi rin ito makakaapekto sa bansa dahil palayo ito pawestward and yung sa east southeast of Mindanao medyo hindi pa fully develop yung cloudiness at masyado pa rin kasi itong malayo kaya marami pang puwedeng mangyari… Sa ngayon, patuloy lang natin itong imo-monitor,” he added.