PAGASA Weather Update February 21, 2023: LPA at  340 km East Northeast of Casiguran, Aurora, or 345 km East of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan, While Northeast Monsoon Affects Northern Luzon

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

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Forecast Weather Conditions

Currently, the Low-Pressure Area that PAGASA is monitoring is last seen 340 km East Northeast of Casiguran, Aurora or 345 km East of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan (17.6°N, 125.0°E). Based on the gathered data, this LPA’s likelihood to transform into a Tropical Cyclone remains very low.

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Mainland Cagayan, Isabela, Aurora, and Quezon will experience “cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms” due to the LPA. This weather condition will cause “possible flash floods or landslides due to moderate to heavy with, at times, intense rains.”

The LPA and the localized thunderstorms will also affect Metro Manila and the rest of the country, bringing “partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.” Due to these weather conditions, “possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms” to occur.

The Northeast Monsoon will bring varying effects to Northern Luzon. Batanes and Babuyan Islands will have “cloudy skies with rains,” bringing “possible flash floods or landslides due to moderate with at times heavy rains.” On the other hand, Ilocos Region and Cordillera Administrative Region will only experience “partly cloudy to at times cloudy skies with light rains,” bringing “no significant impact” to the land areas.

Wind and Coastal Water Conditions

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Luzon 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 5.5 meters).

The eastern sections of Visayas and Mindanao can also expect light to moderate winds, moving from the east to the southeast, with slight to moderate coastal water conditions (0.6 to 2.5 meters).

The rest of Visayas and Mindanao will have light to moderate wind conditions, and their direction will be from 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 21, 2023:

  • Max Temperature will be 29.9°C at 12:00 PM
  • Minimum Temperature will be 23.2°C at 5:00 AM
  • Max Relative Humidity is 92% at 6:00 AM
  • Minimum Relative Humidity is 68% at 12:00 PM

Philippine Cities Weather Forecast

Here are the reported weather conditions in the Philippine Cities as of February 21, 2023:

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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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