Combined weather systems to cause flooding
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Combined weather systems to cause flooding

Feb 20, 2023, 6:51 AM
OpinYon News Team

OpinYon News Team

News Reporter

As the country approaches dry season, its weather systems were marked by LPAs, northeast monsoon and shear line, the one that caused severe flooding in Eastern Visayas since before Christmas until middle of February. These systems could bring consistent rains which may cause flooding.

If the shear line that persisted in Eastern Visayas before December until middle of February had caused massive flooding in the region, how much more a combination of weather systems that would be experienced in the country—namely low pressure area with a possibility of becoming a storm, shear line and northeast monsoon.

According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa), the LPA was last spotted at 195 kilometers north of Legazpi City in Albay with a potential to become a tropical cyclone.

Weather specialist Veronica Torres said the LPA and shear line will continue to bring rainshowers in the eastern section of Luzon. The northeast monsoon will affect the Luzon areas.

As of this writing, Metro Manila had overcast skies which could partly cloudy to cloudy skies in the afternoon with showers or thunderstorms over MIMAROPA (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan) and the rest of the Visayas and Mindanao.

The rest of Cagayan Valley, Cordillera Administrative Region, and Ilocos Norte, meanwhile, will have cloudy skies with rains due to the amihan.

The rest of Luzon, including, Metro Manila will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with light rains also because of the amihan.

The following areas are under a gale warning: Batanes; Cagayan including Babuyan Islands; Isabela; Aurora; Quezon including Polillo Island; Camarines Norte eastern coast of Camarines Sur; Catanduanes; eastern coasts of Albay and Sorsogon; Ilocos Norte; Ilocos Sur; Pangasinan and La Union. Fisherfolk and those with small sea vessels are advised to avoid setting sail.

As for the temperature ranges in key cities/areas across the country on Sunday, PAGASA enumerated:

Metro Manila: 22 to 30 degrees Celsius

Baguio City: 13 to 23 degrees Celsius

Laoag City: 22 to 32 degrees Celsius

Tuguegarao: 21 to 28 degrees Celsius

Legazpi City: 24 to 29 degrees Celsius

Puerto Princesa City: 23 to 32 degrees Celsius

Tagaytay: 21 to 29 degrees Celsius

Kalayaan Islands: 24 to 32 degrees Celsius

Iloilo City: 25 to 29 degrees Celsius

Cebu: 25 to 28 degrees Celsius

Tacloban City: 24 to 28 degrees Celsius

Cagayan De Oro City: 24 to 30 degrees Celsius

Zamboanga City: 24 to 32 degrees Celsius

Davao City: 23 to 31 degrees Celsius

Tags: #PAGASA, #shearline, #LPAs, #northeastmonsoon, #possibleflooding

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