LPA outside PAR dissipates; Amihan surge expected until New Year

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 23 2021 05:35 PM | Updated as of Dec 23 2021 07:33 PM

MANILA (UPDATE)— The low pressure area outside the Philippine area of responsibility has dissipated, state weather bureau PAGASA said Thursday.

It said no other weather disturbance is sighted around PAR. This follows last week's devastating impact of Typhoon Odette, which reached super typhoon strength, across parts of Southern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. 

ABS-CBN meteorologist Ariel Rojas said there will be a surge of the northeast monsoon, or amihan, from Christmas Day until New Year.

Shear line will also bring rains in some parts of eastern Philippines next week, he said.

PAGASA earlier said that from Friday until Saturday, Christmas Day, the eastern section of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao will see mostly cloudy skies with scattered light rains, while the rest of Luzon will be partly cloudy with isolated light rains.

From Dec. 26 to 28, occasional rains were projected over the eastern section of Luzon and Mindanao and Eastern Visayas due to the southward migration of the shear line, while the rest of the country will be cloudy with light rains, the weather agency said.

Frequent rains will also be experienced in southern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao while the rest of Luzon will have partly cloudy with isolated light rains, particularly the eastern section, from Dec. 29 to 31.

From New Year's Day until Jan. 2, southern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao will be cloudy with scattered rainshowers, while the rest of Luzon will have fair weather conditions apart from isolated passing light rains, PAGASA said.

It warned of floods and landslides in prone areas in Visayas and Mindanao and provinces in the eastern section of Luzon.

Sea travelers were also cautioned over the condition of seaboards of the country, especially in the eastern section.

Check the ABS-CBN Weather Center for more updates. 

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