Issued at: 5:00AM today, 20 March 2017

Synopsis: At 4:00 am today, the low pressure area(LPA) was estimated based on all available data at235 km East of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur (9.4N,128.2E).Northeast Monsoon affecting Northern Luzon.

FORECAST:Cloudy skies with moderate to occasionally heavy rains and thunderstorms which may trigger flashfloods and landslides is expected over Eastern Visayas and CARAGA.Cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and isolated thunderstorms will be experienced over the regions of Bicol, Central Visayas and Northern Mindanao.Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated light rainswill prevail over Batanes, Cagayan and Ilocos Norte. Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms will be experienced over Metro Manila and the rest of the country.

Moderate to strong winds blowing from the northeast will prevail over Northern Luzon and the coastal waters along these areas will be moderate to rough. Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate coming from the east to northeast with slight to moderate seas.

Mines and Geosciences Bureau 10 (MGB-10)

Issued at: 5:00AM today, 20 March 2017

The Provincial, City, and Municipal Governments are hereby advised to take precautionary measures in view of the Low Pressure Area (LPA).  This weather disturbance could have possible adverse impact on the local population, on health, on public and private infrastructure, on the economy.

The Provincial/City/Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Councils and the general public are advised to be prepared in the event of the occurrence of landslides and floods.  The P/C/MDRRMCs are advised to be vigilant and to take precautionary measures.

The Barangay Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Committees (BDRRMCs) are advised to coordinate with their City/Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Councils to plan for any emergency, including identification of safe and suitable relocation sites and/or evacuation centers.  These should not be located in landslide-/flood-/hazard-prone areas.

Thank you very much.

 

 

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