Rainy Saturday due to LPAs, ‘habagat’

By Jose Cielito Reganit

September 23, 2023, 7:07 am

MANILA – A couple of low-pressure areas (LPAs) off Luzon, along with the southwest monsoon or “habagat,” will bring rains across the country, the weather bureau said Saturday.

In its 4 a.m. weather forecast, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said one of the LPAs was estimated at 85 km. northeast of Infanta, Quezon, while the other one was estimated at 125 km. west of Iba, Zambales.

The LPAs and the southwest monsoon affecting Southern Luzon, the Visayas, and Mindanao will bring cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms over Metro Manila, the rest of Luzon, the Visayas, and Zamboanga Peninsula, it said.

The rest of Mindanao will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms due to the southwest monsoon or localized thunderstorms.

The whole country will experience light to moderate winds with slight to moderate seas, PAGASA said.

The temperature in Metro Manila will range from 25°C to 29°C; Baguio City, 18°C to 22°C; Laoag City, 26°C to 32°C; Legazpi City, 25°C to 29°C; Metro Cebu, 26°C to 30°C; Puerto Princesa City, 25°C to 31°C; and Metro Davao, 25°C to 32°C. (PNA)