MANILA – The low-pressure area (LPA) and the southwest monsoon affecting southern Luzon, the Visayas, and Mindanao, will bring rains in most parts of the country Thursday.
In its 4 a.m. weather bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said the LPA was last tracked 50 kilometers west of Iba, Zambales.
“It still has a low chance of becoming a tropical depression (TD) and may leave the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) in the next few hours. It may become a TD when it is already outside PAR,” PAGASA weather specialist Samuel Duran said.
Metro Manila, Central Luzon, Calabarzon and Mimaropa will experience monsoon rains.
“Monsoon rains would range from light to heavy. Heavy rains are expected at night and early morning,” said Duran, adding that rains may be experienced almost the entire day.
The LPA and southwest monsoon are expected to cause scattered rains and thunderstorms over Western Visayas, Zamboanga Peninsula, Soccsksargen, Davao Region and the rest of Luzon.
Flash floods or landslides are possible during severe thunderstorms, it added.
The rest of the country will have isolated rain showers or thunderstorms due to the southwest monsoon.
Moderate to strong winds, moderate to rough coastal waters will prevail over Luzon while light to moderate winds and slight to moderate seas will prevail over the rest of the country, PAGASA said. (PNA)