The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) is monitoring two low-pressure area (LPA) systems which may potentially turn into tropical depressions that would bring heavy rains in most parts of the country.
Weather specialist Gener Quitlong said Saturday in an afternoon update that the LPA located east of Aparri, Cagayan, has a potential to develop into a tropical depression within 2-3 days.
“Dalawang low-pressure area ang mino-monitor natin, una ay itong nasa layong 240 kilometers silangan ng Aparri, Cagayan, nasa loob na ng Philippine Area of Responsibility itong nasabing LPA at inaasahan na dadaan ito sa extreme northern Luzon,” he said.
The new LPA, on the other hand, is now located 955 kilometers east of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur, and expected to enter the PAR.
This will not have a significant effect in country’s landmass according to the weather scenario forecast. However, this could change in the next days, he said.
“Yong isang LPA ay dadaan sa extreme northern luzon at may chance na maging bagyo in 2-3 days pero ang maganda lang ay maaaring nasa labas na ng PAR ito kapag naging tropical depression,” he said.
Meanwhile, the southwest monsoon or habagat is still affecting the western section of Luzon.