Pagasa Weather Forecast for May 15, 2024

SYNOPSIS: The eastern section of Northern Luzon is currently influenced by a Shear Line, while the rest of the country is experiencing effects from Easterlies.

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Forecast Weather Conditions

Cagayan Valley, Cordillera Administrative Region, and Aurora:

  • Weather Condition: These areas are expected to have cloudy skies accompanied by scattered rain showers and thunderstorms.
  • Cause: The weather is being affected by a Shear Line.
  • Impacts: Residents should be prepared for possible flash floods or landslides due to moderate to heavy rainfall.

Metro Manila and the rest of the country:

  • Weather Condition: The forecast for these areas includes partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms.
  • Cause: This weather is primarily influenced by Easterlies.
  • Impacts: Severe thunderstorms could lead to flash floods or landslides, so caution is advised.

Forecast Wind and Coastal Water Conditions

Northern and Western Section of Northern Luzon:

  • Wind Speed: Winds are expected to be moderate to strong.
  • Wind Direction: Northeast
  • Coastal Waters: Conditions will range from moderate to rough, with wave heights between 1.2 to 2.8 meters.

Rest of the Country:

  • Wind Speed: Winds will be light to moderate.
  • Wind Direction: East to Northeast
  • Coastal Waters: Coastal waters are forecasted to be slight to moderate, with wave heights between 0.6 to 2.1 meters.

General Flood Advisories

As of 6 AM on May 15, 2024, General Flood Advisories have been issued for:

  • Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR): GFA#2
  • Region 2 (Cagayan Valley): GFA#2

Residents in these areas should remain vigilant and stay updated on weather bulletins, particularly due to the potential for heavy rains that could cause flash floods or landslides. Emergency preparedness measures are recommended, especially for those living in flood-prone or landslide-prone regions.

While parts of Northern Luzon are experiencing significant weather disturbances due to the Shear Line, causing more substantial rainfall and potential hazards, the rest of the country is dealing with the milder but still impactful influence of Easterlies.

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