PAGASA Weather Update January 17, 2023: LPA at 290 km East of Maasin City, Southern Leyte, Another LPA at 125 West Northwest Puerto Princesa City, Palawan, and Northeast Monsoon Affecting Luzon

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

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Forecast Weather Conditions

Upon monitoring the current weather, PAGASA has discovered 2 Low-Pressure-Areas (LPA) roaming the country. The first one is the previous LPA that is 290 km East of Maasin City, Southern Leyte (10.5°N, 127.5°E), and the other is the newly discovered one at 125 km West Northwest of Puerto Princesa City, Palawan (10.2°N, 117.7°E). PAGASA has yet to predict whether the new LPA will likely transform into a Tropical Cyclone.

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The LPA and Shear Line will affect the Bicol Region and Quezon, bringing “cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms.” Such weather conditions may cause “possible flooding or landslides due to moderate to heavy rains.”

The Northeast Monsoon continues to affect Luzon, bringing varying effects on the areas. Batanes, Cagayan, and Apayao will have “cloudy skies with rains,” causing “possible flooding or landslides due to moderate to heavy rains” to occur. On the other hand, Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon will only experience “partly cloudy to cloudy skies with light rains,” which brings “no significant effect” on the land areas.

The rest of the country will have “partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms” due to the LPA and localized thunderstorms. This weather condition can also cause “possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms.”

Wind and Coastal Water Conditions

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Northern Luzon and the eastern section of Central and Southern Luzon will experience strong winds moving to the northeast. The condition of its coastal water will be rough (2.8 to 4.0 meters).

The rest of Visayas and Mindanao 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 17, 2023:

  • Max Temperature will be 30.4°C at 3:40 PM
  • Minimum Temperature will be 24.0°C at 5:55 AM
  • Max Relative Humidity is 96% at 5:55 AM
  • Minimum Relative Humidity is 54% at 3:40 PM

Philippine Cities Weather Forecast

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