Weather advisory for Oct 13-18
Pagasa has currenty tracked a low pressure area (LPA) 560kms east of northern Mindanao. Based on US Navy sattelite forecast maps, the LPA is expected to head in a west northwest track towards Central Visayas between today and tomorrow, Wednesday. It is projected to continue on this track and exit out of the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) west of northern Palawan by Friday noon. No indications as of the moment that the LPA may intensify into and active low pressure area (ALPA) or a tropical depression.
As with all LPA's expect that this will bring in some strong occasional showers over some portions of southern Luzon, the Visayas and northern Mindanao from today until late Thursday evening.
I'm also tracking 2 shallow low pressure areas (SLPA), one expected to form off the east coast of southern Luzon by Friday afternoon, and the second one expected to form off the east coast of central Mindanao by 1am of Saturday. By current indications, however, these SLPA's are expected to quickly dissipate in a few hours and should not pose any threat or pull in any precipitation from the Southwest monsoons.
For the moment, there are no extreme weather disturbances or tropical cyclones in the PAR and none are forecast to enter through the weekend.
However, all account execs are urged to consider possible preventive & contingency measures for rain in all outdoor & semi-outdoor activations in southern Luzon, Visayas, & northern Mindanao.