PAG-ASA Public Weather Forecast - LPA Update (January 2, 2013)

Issued at 5:00 pm. today, January 2 2013, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAG-ASA) forecasts that at 2:00 PM today, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated at 440 KM East of Mindanao (6.0°N, 130.5°E) embedded along the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) affecting Visayas and Mindanao. Northeast Monsoon affecting Northern Luzon.

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Cagayan Valley and the provinces of Aurora and Quezon will experience cloudy skies with light rains. Eastern Visayas and the regions of Caraga and Davao will have cloudy skies with moderate to heavy rainshowers and thunderstorms which may trigger flashfloods and landslides. The rest of Visayas and Mindanao will be cloudy with light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms. Metro Manila and the rest of the country will experience partly cloudy skies with brief rainshowers or thunderstorms.

Moderate to strong winds coming from the northeast will prevail over Luzon and Eastern Visayas and the coastal waters along these areas will be moderate to rough. Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate coming from the northeast with slight to moderate seas.

Weather Advisory No. 1
For: Low Pressure Area
Issued at: 11:00 AM, 02 January 2013

At 8:00 AM today, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated at 790 km East of Mindanao (6.0°N, 134.0°E). This weather disturbance is expected to bring moderate to heavy rains (2.5 - 10.0 mm/hr) and thunderstorms in Mindanao and the provinces of Samar and Leyte which may trigger flashfloods and landslides.

Residents in these areas are advised to take all the necessary precautionary measures.

The next update will be incorporated in the public weather forecast at 5:00 PM today while the next advisory will be issued at 11:00 AM tomorrow.

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Reference: DOST - PAG-ASA