Two Low Pressure Areas (LPA) are being monitored by PAGASA.
At 3:00 AM today, the first LPA was located 615 km west of Subic, Zambales. Though this has a slim chance of developing into a Tropical Cyclone, the second LPA, estimated at 1,280 kilometers (km) east of Tuguegarao City in Cagayan, may intensify. PAGASA Weather Forecaster Meno Mendoza said that if the LPA develops into a bagyo, it will be given the local name “Karding”. He also says that this weather disturbance will likely miss the country’s landmass.
As the Southwest Monsoon (Habagat) prevails, Zambales, Bataan, Cavite, Batangas, MIMAROPA, and Western Visayas will experience cloudy skies with scattered rains and thunderstorms today. In Metro Manila, Bicol Region, and the rest of CALABARZON, Central Luzon, and Visayas, partly cloudy to cloudy skies prevail only with isolated rains or thunderstorms. In Mindanao and the rest of Luzon, partly cloudy to cloudy skies prevail with isolated rain showers.
At this time of the year, an average of 2 to 3 Tropical Cyclones develop or enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility. These may hit Northern Luzon or spare the landmass when it maintains a north-west direction.