A frontal system brought cloudy skies with scattered rains to Palawan Thursday.
Ariel Rojas, weather specialist of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Authority (PAGASA), said thick clouds are seen passing the middle and southern part of Luzon due to the frontal system or the area where warm and cold air masses meet.
“Kahapon ay tuluyan nang nalusaw ang dalawang LPA ( Low Pressure Area) sa loob ng ating PAR (Philippine Area of Responsibility) pero makikita natin sa ating satellite imagery meron pa rin makakapal na kaulapan na dumadaan sa gitna at katimugang bahagi ng Luzon dulot ng frontal system o yong lugar kung saan nagkakasalubong ang warm and cold air masses,” he said Thursday.
Based on the weather agency’s 2pm forecast, the LPA was estimated based on all available data at 925 kilometer east of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur embedded along the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) affecting Visayas and Mindanao.
The LPA has a low chance of developing into a tropical depression and could be dissolved as it goes nearer to the land mass.
“Dahil sa epekto ng frontal system, ang mga lalawigan ng Cagayan, Isabela, ang Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Mimaropa, at Bicol Region ay makararanas ng maulap na kaulapan na may kalat-kalat na mahihina hanggang sa mga katamtaman na pag-ulan, pagkulog at pagkidlat,” he added.
There is no gale warning advisory released and the sea currents are favorable even for the small boats.