PAGASA Weather Forecast December 31, 2018, New Year

MANILA, Philippines – The country will experience improved or fair weather today, December 31, 2018 until New Year as the low pressure area (LPA), formerly 'Bagyong Usman' is outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), state weather bureau PAGASA announced in its 4:00 am update on Monday.

Satellite image of the low pressure area (formerly Usman) as of 6:20 am, December 31, 2018
Satellite image of the low pressure area (formerly Usman) as of 6:20 am, December 31, 2018. Photo Credit: PAGASA

However, the through of tropical depression will bring cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms over Palawan.

The TD will also enhance the Northeast Monsoon (amihan) over Luzon, bringing cloudy skies with light rains over Cagayan Valley, Cordillera Administrative Region, and the provinces of Aurora and Quezon.

The rest of Luzon including Metro Manila will have an improved weather apart from isolated light rains while Visayas and Mindanao will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with localized thunderstorms.

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On New Year’s Day, January 1, Cagayan Valley and Cordillera will remain cloudy with light rains due to the Northeast Monsoon. The rest of the country will have fair weather conditions except for some isolated rainshowers.

DOST-PAGASA weather specialist Ariel Rojas announced that 0 or 1 tropical cyclone is expected to enter PAR in January 2019. The average number of tropical cyclones per year is only 20.

For more details, you may contact PAGASA Weather Division at telephone number (632) 927-2877 or log on to

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