Rain expected in battered Davao
MANILA, Philippines – Davao City should brace for rain showers and thunderstorms on Friday, January 25, the state weather bureau said, even as 15 villages remained under a state of calamity.
In its daily weather bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Metro Davao will experience cloudy skies with rain showers and thunderstorms on Friday.
The tail-end of a cold front – a meeting of cold and hot air, which produces clouds and rain – earlier triggered flood in Davao City, affecting over 25,000 residents.
This weather disturbance has affected at least 474,543 in Regions XI and XII, and Caraga, according to the latest update of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC). It has killed 9, injured 6, and damaged at least P111,641,418 worth of properties and infrastructure.
Factoring in the tail-end of a cold front, PAGASA said the following areas will also experience cloudy skies with rain showers and thunderstorms:
Iloilo City, Bacolod City
Cagayan de Oro City
Cloudy skies with light rain will cover the Bicol region, Cagayan Valley, and the provinces of Aurora and Quezon. Metro Manila, as well as the rest of Luzon, will experience partly cloudy skies with brief rain showers or thunderstorms.
PAGASA is not expecting any potential storm, or low pressure area (LPA), in the next few days, said forecaster Aldczar Aurelio in a phone interview with Rappler. Aurelio also said the LPA south of Mindanao, which was monitored two days ago, has dissipated. – Rappler.com