PAGASA Weather Update January 16, 2023: LPA at 180 km East of Butuan City, Agusan del Norte and Northeast Monsoon Affecting Extreme 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

PAGASA has closely monitored the Low-Pressure Area (LPA), and based on the data gathered, it is currently located 180 km East of Butuan City, Agusan del Norte (9.0°N, 127.1°E). The likelihood of the LPA transforming into a Tropical Cyclone is still low. Moreover, PAGASA predicts that the LPA will have dissolved after 48 hours. However, there are still rainshowers and thunderstorms to prepare for today.

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The LPA and Shear Line will affect Metro Manila, Bicol Region, MIMAROPA, and CALABARZON, bringing “cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms.” The residents from these affected areas should prepare for “possible flooding or landslides due to moderate to heavy rains.”

The Northeast Monsoon will affect the extreme part of Northern Luzon, showing varying effects on the areas. Batanes, Cagayan, and Apayao will have “cloudy skies with rains,” bringing “possible flooding or landslides due to moderate to heavy rains.” On the other hand, the Ilocos region, the rest of the Cordillera Administrative Region, and the rest of the Cagayan Valley will only be experiencing “partly cloudy to cloudy skies with light rains,” bringing “no significant impact” on the land areas.

The LPA with localized thunderstorms will affect the rest of the country, bringing “partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.” This weather condition should urge the residents to also prepare for “possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms.”

Wind and Coastal Water Conditions

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Northern Luzon will experience strong winds moving to the northeast. The condition of its coastal water will also be rough (2.8 to 4.5 meters).

The rest of Luzon and Visayas can expect moderate to strong winds, moving from the northeast to the northwest, with moderate to rough coastal water conditions (1.2 to 2.8 meters).

Mindanao will have slight to moderate wind conditions, and their direction will be from northwest to southwest. These areas can expect light 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 January 16, 2023:

  • Max Temperature will be 30.5°C at 2:00 PM
  • Minimum Temperature will be 23.8°C at 6:30 AM
  • Max Relative Humidity is 90% at 5:00 AM
  • Minimum Relative Humidity is 64% at 2:00 PM

Philippine Cities Weather Forecast

Here are the reported weather conditions in the Philippine Cities as of January 16, 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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