Monday, 30 April 2012 14:51
MANILA - Hot weather will continue to prevail over Luzon including Metro Manila but a low pressure area (LPA) may bring rain that can trigger flash floods and landslides in parts of Mindanao, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on Sunday.
PAGASA said the LPA was estimated based on satellite and surface data at 460 km east southeast of General Santos City as of 2:00 a.m.
PAGASA began tracking the LPA Saturday afternoon. At the time, the weather disturbance was still a shallow low-pressure area.
But Elson Dianela, weather observer, said that they will monitor the LPA in the next three days for possibility of developing into a typhoon.
In its advisory, Mindanao will experience mostly cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms becoming cloudy with widespread over the eastern and southern sections which may trigger flashfloods and landslides.
The rest of the country will be partly cloudy at times cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms in the afternoon or evening, it added.
Light to moderate winds blowing from the east to southeast will prevail over Luzon and coming from the east to northeast over the rest of the country.
The coastal waters throughout the archipelago will be slight to moderate.
Meanwhile, Dianela said Luzon including Metro Manila still experience a warm weather due to ridge of high pressure area.
Dianela said Metro Manila’s temperature on Saturday dropped to 36.1 degrees Celsius, compared to Friday’s 36.4 degrees Celsius.
Friday was the hottest day in Metropolis so far this year, according to PAGASA.
Metro Manila may have a temperature range of 25 to 36 degrees Celsius for Friday, Dianela added.
The highest temperature recorded at 37.8 on Saturday in Tuguegarao City in Cagayan followed by Cabanatuan in Nueva Ecija at 37 degrees Celsius.
The temperature of 36.5 was felt at Dagupan City, Pangasinan, while Clark, Pampanga at 34.7 and Subic, Zambales reached 33.4. p>Dianela said in Visayas region, Mactan in Cebu has recorded 32.2 degrees Celsius while in Mindanao area at Davao has 33.
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