PAGASA Weather Updated January 20, 2023: Shear Line Affecting the Eastern Section of Southern Luzon and Visayas and Northeast Monsoon Affecting 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

Based on PAGASA’s report, there won’t be any active Tropical Cyclone to enter the country until the weekend. However, there is a threat of a Low-Pressure Area (LPA) forming southeast of Mindanao outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility. Aside from preparing for this upcoming threat, everyone should also be aware of the current state of the weather today.

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Bicol Region, Romblon, and Northern Samar will experience “cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms” due to the Shear Line. In response to this weather condition, the residents from these areas should prepare for “possible flooding or landslides due to moderate to, at times, heavy rains.”

As Northeast Monsoon continues to affect some parts of Luzon, the residents should be aware of the varying effects on specific areas. Cagayan Valley, Apayao, Kalinga, Mt. Province, Ifugao, Aurora, Laguna, Quezon, Oriental Mindoro, and Marinduque will all have “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 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 localized thunderstorms. This weather condition will also bring “possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms.”

Wind and Coastal Water Conditions

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Like in yesterday’s report, 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 20, 2023:

  • Max Temperature will be 29.8°C at 1:50 PM
  • Minimum Temperature will be 23.4°C at 2:00 AM
  • Max Relative Humidity is 88% at 2:00 AM
  • Minimum Relative Humidity is 54% at 2:50 PM

Philippine Cities Weather Forecast

Here are the reported weather conditions in the Philippine Cities as of January 20, 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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