Isolated rains to lash quake-hit areas of Mindanao


Posted at Oct 30 2019 06:36 AM


MANILA—Quake-hit parts of Mindanao will experience cloudy skies with isolated rains due to localized thunderstorms Wednesday, state weather bureau PAGASA said. 

PAGASA is also monitoring a shallow low-pressure area (LPA) spotted 865 kilometers east of Davao City.

The LPA has no direct effect in the Philippine landmass and is unlikely to develop into a tropical cyclone, weather specialist Lorie Dela Cruz said.

Another LPA that left the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) Tuesday has also intensified into a tropical storm.

It was located 895 kilometers west of southern Luzon, packing 65 kilometer per hour (kph) winds near the center and gusts of up to 80 kph.

The LPA is not also seen to affect any parts of the country, Dela Cruz added.

Meanwhile, Bicol Region and the provinces of Aurora, Quezon, Cagayan and Isabela will experience cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms due to easterlies.

The northeast monsoon or amihan will bring partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated light rains over Batanes and Babuyan Islands.

Metro Manila and the rest of the country will also get partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers due to localized thunderstorms.

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