2 low-pressure areas to bring rains to Metro Manila, parts of Luzon and Visayas


Posted at Sep 17 2019 06:37 AM


MANILA—Two low-pressure areas (LPAs) will bring rains in large parts of Luzon and Visayas Tuesday, state weather bureau PAGASA said.

A brewing storm is located 130 kilometers west-southwest of Iba, Zambales, weather specialist Meno Mendoza said.

It will further enhance the southwest monsoon or habagat, which will trigger rains in Central and southern Luzon and Western Visayas, he added.

The other weather system is spotted 715 kilometers east of Basco, Batanes.

Meanwhile, tropical storm Peipah (international name), which is hovering outside the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR), has been downgraded to LPA.

Metro Manila, Zambales, Bataan, Cavite, Batangas, Palawan and Mindoro Provinces will experience monsoon rains.

Bicol Region, Western Visayas, and the rest of Central Luzon, Calabarzon and Mimaropa will have cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms.

The LPA's trough or extension will also bring cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms over Cagayan Valley, Cordillera Administrative Region and Ilocos Region.

Mindanao and the rest of Visayas will get partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers due to localized thunderstorms.

Classes in several cities and provinces are also canceled Tuesday due to the inclement weather.

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