PAGASA Weather Update January 19, 2023: Shear Line Affecting Eastern Sections of Southern Luzon and Visayas, While Northeast Monsoon Continuous to Affect the Rest of 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 Low-Pressure Area (LPA) that PAGASA was monitoring left the Philippine Area of Responsibility, and the other LPA dissolved yesterday at 2 am. This occurrence made mollified the weather condition in Visayas and Mindanao. However, there will still be thunderstorms and rainshowers in the country due to the Shear Line.

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Bicol Region, Quezon, Marinduque, Romblon, Aklan, Capiz, and Northern Samar will have “cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms” due to the Shear Line. Residents should prepare for “possible flooding or landslides due to moderate to heavy rains.”

The Northeast Monsoon will continue to affect Luzon, bringing varying effects depending on the area. Cagayan Valley, Apayao, Kalinga, Mt. Province, Ifugao, Aurora, Laguna, and Oriental Mindoro will have “cloudy skies with rains,” bringing “possible flooding or landslides due to moderate to, at times, heavy rains.” On the other hand, Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon will experience “partly cloudy to cloudy skies with light rains,” bringing “no significant impact” on the land areas.

The rest of the country will be “partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms” due to the Shear Line and Localized Thunderstorms. This weather condition may also cause “possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms.”

Wind and Coastal Water Conditions

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Northern Luzon, the eastern sections of Central and Southern Luzon, and Eastern Visayas 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 Luzon and Visayas can expect moderate to strong winds moving to the northeast, with moderate to rough coastal water conditions (1.2 to 2.8 meters).

Mindanao will have light to moderate wind conditions, and their direction will be from northeast to north. 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 January 19, 2023:

  • Max Temperature will be 29.5°C at 12:00 pm
  • Minimum Temperature will be 24.3°C at 5:15 am
  • Max Relative Humidity is 86% at 5:15 am
  • Minimum Relative Humidity is 66% at 12:00 pm

Philippine Cities Weather Forecast

Here are the reported weather conditions in the Philippine Cities as of January 19, 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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