Flash floods and landslides that may be triggered by two low-pressure areas (LPAs) threaten parts of northern Luzon.
PAGASA said, as of 8 am today, The Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on satellite and surface data at 190 km West of Laoag City (18.0°N, 118.5°E). Another Low Pressure Area was at 410 km Northeast of Basco, Batanes(23.3°N, 125.5°E).These low pressure systems are part of the monsoon trough that is affecting Luzon and Visayas.
These weather systems are expected to bring scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms in Luzon and Visayas becoming widespread rains over Northern Luzon which may trigger flashfloods and landslides. PAGASA said in their website.
As of 4PM yesterday, 11 areas were placed under storm warning signals as tropical storm Falcon gears toward the Bicol Region. Said areas are Quezon, Aurora, Albay, Catanduanes, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Isabela, Cagayan including Calayan, Babuyan Islands and Batanes group of islands.
Rene Paciente, senior weather forecaster of PAGASA stated that Falcon will continue to worsen the rains brought about by the southwest monsoon up until Sunday.
Falcon is expected to be 270 km east northeast of Aparri, Cagayan this afternoon; 320 km north northeast of Basco, Batanes tomorrow afternoon; and 740 km north northeast of Basco or 140 km northwest of Okinawa, Japan by Sunday afternoon.
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