PAGASA Weather Update January 1, 2023: Northeast Monsoon Continues to Affect Northern and Central Luzon and LPA Present Outside the Country

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

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Forecast Weather Conditions

There is currently no active Tropical Cyclone present outside or within the country. However, a Low-Pressure Area (LPA) has been observed outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility. The presence of these two will affect the overall weather here today.

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The Northeast Monsoon will affect Northern and Central Luzon, posing varying effects on the areas. Cagayan Valley, Apayao, Kalinga, Ifugao, Mountain Province, Aurora, and the northern portion of Quezon will have “cloudy skies with rains,” so people here should watch out for “possible flash floods or landslides due to moderate to, at times, heavy rains.” On the other hand, Ilocos Region, Abra, Benguet, and the rest of Central Luzon will have “partly cloudy to cloudy skies with light rains,” bringing “no significant impact” on the land areas.

Eastern Visayas and Caraga will experience “cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms” due to the trough of LPA. This weather condition may also bring “possible flash floods or landslides due to moderate to, at times, heavy rains.

Metro Manila and the rest of the country will have “partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms” due to localized thunderstorms and troughs of LPA. Residents should also remain alert for “possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms.”

Wind and Coastal Water Conditions

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The whole country will experience moderate to strong winds moving to the northeast. The condition of its coastal water will remain moderate to rough (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 January 1, 2023

  • Max Temperature will be 29.9°C at 12:30 PM
  • Minimum Temperature will be 22.3°C at 6:00 AM
  • Max Relative Humidity is 88% at 2:00 AM
  • Minimum Relative Humidity is 57% at 12:30 PM

Philippine Cities Weather Forecast

Here are the reported weather conditions in the Philippine Cities as of January 1, 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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