Philippine Weather Forecast: November 13, 2017 | New LPA spotted

The Low Pressure Area (LPA) monitored yesterday inside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) has already dissipated. Meanwhile, another LPA was spotted at 90 km north-northeast of Puerto Princesa, Palawan. In an interview with Panahon TV, PAGASA Weather Forecaster Meno Mendoza said it has a slim chance of developing into a Tropical Cyclone, but is expected to traverse Palawan today.

Eastern Visayas, Zamboanga Peninsula and Palawan will experience cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms. Metro Manila and the rest the archipelago will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with chances of rains or thunderstorms mostly in the afternoon or evening.

For sea travelers coming from or heading to Northern Luzon, moderate to rough sea condition is expected,l while coastal waters in the Central & Southern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao will be slight to moderate. No gale warning was issued today but fishing boats and other small seacraft are still advised to be vigilant.

Sunday Earthquakes

A magnitude 4.5 earthquake rocked portions of Visayas yesterday at around 2:33 PM. With a depth of 12 km, its epicenter was located at 14 km southeast of Pintuyan, Southern Leyte. Different intensities were recorded in the nearby areas.

Intensity IV – San Ricardo, Southern Leyte
Intensity III – Surigao City; San Jose, Dinagat Islands & San Francisco, Southern Leyte
Intensity II – Liloan, Southern Leyte

There are no reports of damage and aftershocks from the initial tremor.

On the other hand, a powerful earthquake that measured magnitude 7.3 jolted Iraq at 6:18 Coordinated Universal Time. At a depth of 23.3 km, its epicenter was located at 32 km south of Halabjah, Iraq. Based on the latest reports at 9:00 AM today, at least 100 people died while more than a hundred were injured.

Amor Larrosa

Amor Larrosa

Weather Reporter at Panahon TV

Amor is a Mass Communication graduate of the Far Eastern University. During her college years, she enjoyed performing onstage for FEU Theater Guild, her school's official theater organization. As a Panahon TV reporter, she wants to inspire others by sharing her knowledge about climate action and disaster preparedness. Recently, she has started producing her own segments, most of which tackled said issues. In 2015, Amor attended the World Meteorological Organization’s training for Broadcasting in Vietnam, wherein she learned about the most effective ways of delivering climate and weather information to the public. Apart from reporting on the television and radio, she also hosts parties, weddings, birthdays and sports-related events.