LPA (formerly Bagyong Usman) PAGASA weather update December 30, 2018


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MANILA, Philippines – The Low Pressure Area (formerly Tropical Depression Usman), tail-end of a Cold Front and Northeast Monsoon (amihan) are affecting the country bringing heavy rains and strong winds, state weather bureau PAGASA announced Sunday, December 30, 2018.

At 3:00 am today, the LPA was estimated based on all available data at 240 km Northwest of Zamboanga City, Zamboanga del Sur (8.3 N, 120.4 E).

PAGASA weather update December 30, 2018
PAGASA weather update December 30, 2018: LPA, Northeast Monsoon and Tail-end of a Cold Front affecting the country.

Tail-end of a Cold Front is affecting Southern Luzon. Meanwhile, Northeast Monsoon is affecting Northern and Central Luzon.

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Palawan and Occidental Mindoro will have cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms due to the LPA.

Visayas will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.

Strong winds blowing from the Northeast will prevail over Palawan and Occidental Mindoro, while from the East will prevail over Eastern Visayas, and the coastal waters will be rough. Meanwhile, moderate to strong winds blowing from the East to Southeast will prevail over the rest of Visayas with moderate to rough seas.


Forecast Weather Conditions Summary:

Metro Manila, Bicol Region, CALABARZON and MIMAROPA

  • Weather Condition: Cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorm
  • Caused by: LPA, Tail-end of a Cold Front
  • Impacts: Possible floods and landslides due to continuous moderate with at times heavy rains

Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Cagayan Valley Region and Central Luzon

  • Weather Condition: Cloudy skies with light to moderate rains
  • Caused by: Northeast Monsoon
  • Impacts: Possible floods and landslides due to light to moderate rains

Place: The rest of the country

  • Weather Condition: Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers
  • Caused by: Localized Thunderstorms
  • Impacts: Possible flash floods during severe thunderstorm

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