E. Visayas, N. Luzon to experience light to moderate rains as LPA dissipates -PAGASA

March 25, 2014 9:34 am 

MANILA, March 25 — The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on Tuesday said that the low pressure area (LPA) that briefly turned into tropical depression "Caloy" has already dissipated but light to moderate rains will continue over some parts of Visayas and Luzon.

In an interview, PAGASA weather observer Benjie Depas said the LPA dissipated Tuesday morning.

He said Eastern Visayas, Cagayan Valley, Bicol Region and the Province of Aurora and Quezon will experience cloudy skies with light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms due to wind convergence and cloud cluster brought by the LPA.

Depas said the weather system currently affecting the country is moderate to strong northeasterly to easterly surface windflow prevailing over Luzon.

He said they expect a gradual improvement in some parts of Visayas and the whole Mindanao which will have partly cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorm.

He noted the country will likely be storm-free until the end of the month.

However, Depas said PAGASA expects at least one more storm to affect the country next month (April).

Meanwhile, Depas said Metro Manila and the rest of the country will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms due to northeasterly to easterly surface windflow prevailing over Luzon.

The temperature in Metro Manila will range to 22-31 degrees Celsius for Tuesday.

In its advisory, PAGASA said that moderate to strong winds from the northeast to east will prevail over Luzon and coming from the east over the rest of the country.

The coastal waters throughout the archipelago will be moderate to rough.

PAGASA also issued gale warning as strong to gale-force winds associated with the northeasterly surface windflow, will affect the the eastern seaboard of Luzon and the eastern seaboard of Visayas.

"Fishing boats and other small seacrafts are advised not to venture out into the sea while larger sea vessels are alerted against big waves," it warned. (PNA)



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