PAGASA Weather Update February 18, 2023: LPA at 285 km East Southeast of Davao City While Northeast Monsoon Continues to Affect Luzon

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, while the Low-Pressure Area (LPA) is currently 285 km East Southeast of Davao City (6.6°N, 128.2°E). Based on PAGASA’s Threat Potential report, the lone LPA still has a very low likelihood of transforming into a Tropical Cyclone.

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Visayas, Caraga, Davao Region, Northern Mindanao, Bicol Region, Romblon, Marinduque, and Quezon will have “cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms” due to the LPA. Residents from these areas should prepare for “possible flash floods or landslides due to moderate to heavy with, at times, intense rains.”

The LPA with localized thunderstorms will affect the rest of Mindanao and the rest of MIMAROPA, bringing “partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.” This weather condition will cause “possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms.”

The Northeast Monsoon will continue to affect Luzon, causing varying effects. Cagayan Valley, Cordillera Administrative Region, and Aurora 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 Luzon only be experiencing “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 sections 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 5.0 meters).

The rest of Visayas and Mindanao will have moderate to strong wind conditions, and their direction will be from northeast to north. These areas can expect moderate to rough coastal water conditions (1.2 to 4.0 meters).

Temperature and Relative Humidity

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Here are the reported temperature and relative humidity in the Philippines as of February 18, 2023:

  • Max Temperature will be 31.4°C at 2:00 PM
  • Minimum Temperature will be 20.2°C at 6:00 AM
  • Max Relative Humidity is 82% at 6:00 AM
  • Minimum Relative Humidity is 39% at 12:30 PM

Philippine Cities Weather Forecast

Here are the reported weather conditions in the Philippine Cities as of February 18, 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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