PAGASA Weather Update January 22, 2023: Trough of LPA Affecting Mindanao and Shear Line Affecting the Eastern Section of Southern Luzon and Visayas

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 within the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR). However, the Low-Pressure Area (LPA) is closely approaching, and PAGASA is also monitoring its likelihood of transforming into a Tropical Cyclone.

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Bicol Region, Eastern Visayas, Northern Mindanao, Caraga, Davao Region, Quezon, Marinduque, and Romblon will have “cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms” due to the Shear Line and trough of LPA. This weather condition will cause “possible flash floods or landslides due to moderate to, at times, heavy rains.”

The Northeast Monsoon continues to affect several parts of Luzon and will bring various effects depending on the areas. Cagayan Valley, Cordillera Administrative Region, and Aurora will experience “cloudy skies with rains,” bringing “possible flash floods or landslides due to moderate to, at times, heavy rains.” On the other hand, Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon will have “partly cloudy to at times cloudy skies with light rains,” bringing “no significant impact” on the land areas.

The rest of the country will have “partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms” due to the localized thunderstorms. Residents from these areas should also prepare for “possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms.”

Wind and Coastal Water Conditions

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As in yesterday’s report, Northern Luzon will experience moderate to strong winds moving from the northeast to the east. The condition of its coastal water will be moderate to rough (2.5 to 4.0 meters).

The rest of Luzon, Visayas, and the eastern section of Mindanao can also expect moderate to strong winds, moving to the northeast, with moderate to rough coastal water conditions (1.2 to 4.0 meters).

The rest of 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 2.1 meters).

Temperature and Relative Humidity

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Here are the reported temperature and relative humidity in the Philippines as of January 22, 2023:

  • Max Temperature will be 29.2°C at 11:00 PM
  • Minimum Temperature will be 23.1°C at 5:00 AM
  • Max Relative Humidity is 86% at 5:00 AM
  • Minimum Relative Humidity is 60% at 11:00 PM

Philippine Cities Weather Forecast

Here are the reported weather conditions in the Philippine Cities as of January 22, 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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