PAGASA Weather Update February 17, 2023: Northeast Monsoon Continues to Affect Luzon and Visayas, While 2 LPAs are Currently Within and Outside the PAR

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) releases the latest weather update.

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Forecast Weather Conditions

The Northeast Monsoon continues to affect Luzon and Visayas. PAGASA also monitors the 2 Low-Pressure Areas (LPA) within and outside the Philippine Areas of Responsibility (PAR). The PAR outside the country is currently 1,110 km East of Eastern Visayas (12.0°N, 135.0°E) while the one inside is 765 km East Southeast of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur (6.5°N, 133.0°E). Both these LPAs’ likelihood to transform into a Tropical Cyclone remains very low. There’s a substantial possibility that the 2 LPAs will merge and turn into circulation in the next 48 hours.

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Today, Eastern Visayas, Northern Mindanao, Caraga, Davao Region, and Bohol will have “cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms.” Residents from these areas should prepare for “possible flash floods or landslides due to moderate to heavy rains.”

The rest of Mindanao should also prepare for “possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms,” due to the “partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms” caused by the localized thunderstorms.

The Northeast Monsoon will bring varying effects to the regions of Luzon and Visayas. Cagayan Valley, Cordillera Administrative Region, Bicol Region, Aurora, and Quezon will have “cloudy skies with rains,” bringing “possible flash floods or landslides due to moderate with, at times, heavy rains.” On the other hand, Metro Manila and the rest of the country will only experience “partly cloudy to at times cloudy skies with light rains,” bringing “no significant impact” on the land areas.

Wind and Coastal Water Conditions

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Luzon and the eastern section of Visayas and Mindanao will experience moderate to strong winds moving from the northeast to the north. The condition of its coastal water will be moderate to rough (2.5 to 4.5 meters).

The northern section of Mindanao and the rest of Visayas can expect moderate to strong winds, moving to the northeast, with moderate to rough coastal water conditions (1.2 to 4.0 meters).

The rest of Mindanao will have light to moderate wind conditions, and their direction will be to the northeast. These areas can expect slight to moderate coastal water conditions (0.6 to 2.5 meters).

Temperature and Relative Humidity

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Here are the reported temperature and relative humidity in the Philippines as of February 17, 2023:

  • Max Temperature will be 30.9°C at 1:00 PM
  • Minimum Temperature will be 23.5°C at 2:00 AM
  • Max Relative Humidity is 79% at 5:00 AM
  • Minimum Relative Humidity is 47% at 1:00 PM

Philippine Cities Weather Forecast

Here are the reported weather conditions in the Philippine Cities as of February 17, 2023:

Courtesy of PAGASA

Contact PAGASA

Should you have weather-related concerns, you may also reach PAGASA at the following contact details:

  • Facebook: @PAGASA.DOST.GOV.PH
  • Twitter: @dost_pagasa
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Contact Number: (02) 8284-0800


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