Expect rainy weekend in WV due to LPA, ‘Habagat’

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Gloomy and rainy weather will continue to prevail over the weekend in Western Visayas due to the Low Pressure Area (LPA) and the Southwest Monsoon or “Habagat” affecting over Luzon and Visayas, according to the weather bureau.

While the LPA is less likely to develop into a Tropical Depression, PAGASA Iloilo weather forecaster Rolly Cuenca said that it will still enhance the Southwest Monsoon. Hence, scattered rain showers with thunderstorms will be experienced in the region and shall continue over the weekend.

“Bangod sa sini nga LPA kag Southwest Monsoon, maka-eksperensya sang magalumon nga kalangitan kag may lapta lapta nga pagulan kag pagpanagu-ob. The same weather condition will continue over the weekend until August 7, based sa aton weather outlook,” Cuenca said in an interview on Friday.

As of 3 p.m. Friday, PAGASA reported that the LPA is in the vicinity of Doña Remedios Trinidad, Bulacan.

Due to the LPA and Southwest Monsoon, the weather bureau warned that cloudy skies and scattered rain showers and thunderstorms may cause flash floods or landslides due to moderate to at times heavy rains in Western and Central Visayas, Metro Manila, Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Central Luzon, CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, Bicol Region, Zamboanga Peninsula, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino, Isabela, and mainland Cagayan.

Cuenca added that they are still monitoring the track of the LPA as to when it will exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR).

PAGASA said that they are expecting around two to three typhoons that might enter the country this August. (DG)