LPA off Surigao dissipates

Posted at 03/22/13 9:25 AM

MANILA – The low pressure area (LPA) that was spotted off Hinatuan City, Surigao del Sur has dissipated, the state weather bureau said.

The LPA dissipated at 11 p.m. on Thursday, according to Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) forecaster Buddy Javier.

Javier, in an interview with dzMM, said the easterlies, or the trade winds which bring warm and moist air from the Pacific Ocean, is the dominant wind system currently affecting the eastern portion of the country.

"Iyung binabantayan na low pressure area nag-dissipate na kagabi. Easterlies na lang ang nakaka-apekto sa silangang bahagi ng bansa," Javier told dzMM.

"Sa pangkalahatan po, maganda na po, maaliwalas na po ang kaulapan sa natitirang bahagi ng bansa," he added.

Due to the easterlies, Cagayan Valley, the provinces of Aurora and Quezon, Bicol region, Eastern Visayas, Davao, Caraga and Metro Manila are expected to have cloudy skies with light to moderate rains or thunderstorms.

The rest of the country will be partly cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.