Low pressure area forms inside PAR

A low pressure area (LPA) formed inside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Sunday, June 20.

The LPA was located 1,285 kilometers east northeast of extreme Northern Luzon on Sunday afternoon, said the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) in a bulletin.

PAGASA Senior Weather Specialist Chris Perez also said in a briefing that the LPA is too far to directly affect the country.

It only has a slim chance of developing into a tropical cyclone, added Perez.

The Philippines has had four tropical cyclones in 2021, so far. Around 20 form within or enter PAR per year. (READ: LIST: PAGASA's names for tropical cyclones in 2021)

Meanwhile, the southwest monsoon or hanging habagat is affecting Northern Luzon and Central Luzon.

Scattered rain showers and thunderstorms are expected in the following areas on Monday, June 21:

  • Ilocos Region
  • Zambales
  • Bataan
  • Occidental Mindoro
  • Palawan

The rain could be moderate to heavy at times. (READ: FAST FACTS: Tropical cyclones, rainfall advisories)

The rest of the Philippines will only have isolated rain on Monday.

PAGASA declared the start of the rainy season last June 4. (READ: PAGASA joins TikTok to reach young Filipinos) – Rappler.com

Acor Arceo

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