LPA trough affecting Visayas, parts of Mindanao

Acor Arceo
LPA trough affecting Visayas, parts of Mindanao
The low pressure area's trough or extension is affecting the Visayas, Caraga, Northern Mindanao, and the Davao Region on Thursday, February 6

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MANILA, Philippines – The Visayas and parts of Mindanao are rainy on Thursday, February 6, due to the trough or extension of a low pressure area (LPA) inside the Philippine Area of Responsibility.

In a bulletin issued 4 am on Thursday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said the LPA is already 705 kilometers east of Davao City.

The following areas are experiencing scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms, which may be moderate to at times heavy:

  • Visayas
  • Caraga
  • Northern Mindanao
  • Davao Region

PAGASA warned that flash floods and landslides are possible.

The rest of Mindanao, not affected by the LPA’s trough, will have generally fair weather with only isolated rainshowers or localized thunderstorms.

PAGASA earlier said the LPA is unlikely to develop into a tropical depression.

The Philippines gets an average of 20 tropical cyclones per year. There have been none, so far, in 2020. (READ: FAST FACTS: Tropical cyclones, rainfall advisories)

Meanwhile, the northeast monsoon or hanging amihan is affecting Luzon. Light rain is expected in the island region, particularly in these areas:

  • Cagayan Valley
  • Cordillera Administrative Region
  • Bicol
  • Aurora
  • Quezon

The northeast monsoon has also been causing temperatures to drop in the country. (READ: ‘Ang lamig!’: Here’s why your nights and mornings are cold– Rappler.com

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Acor Arceo is the head of copy and editorial standards at Rappler. Trained in both online and TV newsrooms, Acor ensures consistency in editorial standards across all sections and also supervises Rappler’s coverage of disasters.