Two Low Pressure Areas (LPAs) are still within the Philippine Area of Responsibility.
At 3:00 a.m. today, the first LPA was located 550 kilometers (km) west of Subic, Zambales, and the second LPA was estimated at 1,245 km east of Aparri, Cagayan. PAGASA Weather Forecaster Shelly Ignacio said that the LPA at the eastern side may develop into a bagyo within 12 to 24 hours, and it will be given the local name “Karding.” Meanwhile, the LPA at the western side can also develop into a Tropical Cyclone (bagyo) in 24 to 72 hours. These weather disturbances will enhance the Southwest Monsoon (Habagat) that will dump rains in the western sections of the country.
Today, Habagat brings cloudy skies with scattered rains and thunderstorms in Zambales, Bataan, Cavite, Batangas, Palawan, Mindoro Provinces and Western Visayas. In Metro Manila, Bicol Region, Mindanao and the rest of CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, Central Luzon and Visayas, partly cloudy to cloudy skies prevail only with isolated rains or thunderstorms. In the remaining parts of Luzon, generally fair weather prevails except for chances of localized thunderstorms.