WEATHER: SLPA moves outside PAR — PAGASA

November 7, 2011 10:37 pm 

MANILA, Nov. 7 — The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said that the Shallow Low Pressure Area (SLPA) earlier spotted in Northern Luzon is now outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR).

In a weather advisory issued at 10:30 a.m. Monday, PAGASA said as of 8 a.m., the SLPA was estimated based on satellite and surface data at 480 kilometers west-southwest of Basco, Batanes (19.7°N, 117.0°E). Its trough is affecting Calayan and Batanes Group of Islands.

The weather agency said these weather systems will bring scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms in the country. However, widespread rains are still expected over Northern and Central Luzon and Quezon province which may trigger flashfloods and landslides, it added.

In an interview, Aldzar Aurelio, PAGASA weather forecaster, said the SLPA and the inter-tropical convergence zone (ITCZ) brought rains in the whole country over the weekend.

However, Aurelio said the weather will continue to improve since the SLPA is already out of PAR. (PNA)

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