Published: June 22, 2012
Based on the weather advisory posted by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on its website, a low pressure area (LPA) was formed east of Mindanao anew. While there is no certainty for now, it will be called bagyong Dindo once it will develop into a tropical depression and enters the Philippine Area of Responsibility.
The surface and satellite data shows LPA is 860 kilometers East of Mindanao or at coordinates 7.0°N, 135.0°E. It is responsible for scattered rainshowers in Mindanao and Visayas area while the southwest monsoon (hanging habagat) is responsible for gloomy weather in Luzon area including Metro Manila.
Northern Luzon and the western section of Central Luzon will experience occasional rains. While, Palawan and Mindanao will have mostly cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms. The rest of the country will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.
It is expected that starting this month, the entire archipelago will experience rainy season and that tropical depressions, storms and typhoons would soon hit. Thus, people who are living in landslide- and flood-prone areas are advised to become vigilant and alert most of the times especially when the soil is wet due to rainshowers.
Moderate to strong winds blowing from the Southwest will prevail over Luzon and Visayas and from the Southwest to West over Mindanao. The coastal waters throughout the archipelago will be moderate to rough. Fishermen are advised to refrain from venturing out to sea when the weather is not good.