Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) reported that the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated at 910 km East of General Santos City on Monday, February 18.

PAGASA Weather Update February 2013

According to 5 a.m PAGASA weather bulletin, "At 4:00 am today, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 1,120 km East of Southern Mindanao (6.0°N, 136.0°E). Northeast Monsoon affecting Luzon."

But PAGASA confirmed that there's no tropical cyclone existing within the Philippine Area of Responsibility.

However, PAGASA expected the weather to bring moderate to heavy rains (5.0 - 10.0 mm/hr) and thunderstorms in Mindanao particularly the regions of Davao, Caraga and SOCCSKSARGEN which may trigger flashfloods and landslides.

PAGASA also advised fishing boats and other small seacrafts not to venture out into the sea while larger sea vessels are alerted against big waves.

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