PAGASA sees fair weather in next two days

MANILA-- Generally good weather will likely prevail nationwide even if the low-pressure area (LPA) that was once tropical depression (TD) 'Crising' is still inside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR).

That LPA hasn't weakened yet but is moving northwest away from Philippine landmass, noted weather forecaster Benison Estareja of Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

Meteorological conditions and sea surface temperature aren't favorable for the LPA's reintensification into a TD, he said.

"In the next two days, we can expect fair weather in the country," he said Monday.

He noted isolated rain showers and thunderstorms are still possible then, however.

PAGASA located the LPA at some 370 km west-northwest of Palawan province's Coron municipality as of 10 a.m. Monday.

The LPA is no longer directly affecting any part of the country, PAGASA also said Monday in its weather advisory 4.

Estareja noted such weather system will likely remain an LPA in the next 24 hours.

It's still unclear when the LPA will likely exit PAR or if it'll already dissipate while inside this area, he also said.

'Crising' weakened into an LPA after taking a landfall on Black Saturday (April 15) in Eastern Samar's Hernani municipality.

Earlier, National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said weather then caused some 4,851 passengers and 384 rolling cargoes to be stranded in ports of Central, Eastern and Western Visayas as well as Bicol Region.

About 34 vessels and 14 motor bancas were also stranded there then, NDRRMC added.

Source: Philippines News Agency