MANILA – Most parts of the archipelago will likely experience isolated rain showers due to localized thunderstorms and southwest monsoon affecting Southern Luzon, the Visayas, and Mindanao, the weather bureau said on Tuesday.
Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) weather specialist Meno Mendoza said the bureau is monitoring just one low pressure area (LPA), as the other LPA exited the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Monday night.
The LPA, last seen 555 kilometers east of Infanta, Quezon, will bring scattered rain showers and thunderstorms over the Visayas, the Bicol Region, Mimaropa, the Zamboanga Peninsula, the Bangsamoro, and Soccsksargen, based on PAGASA’s forecast.
The northeasterly surface windflow, on the other hand, will cause isolated light rains over Cagayan Valley, the Ilocos Region, and the Cordillera Administrative Region, it added.
Metro Manila and the rest of the country will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers.
Moderate to strong winds, moderate to rough coastal waters will prevail over Northern Luzon and Palawan.
Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate with slight to moderate seas, PAGASA said.
Meanwhile, Mendoza said the tropical depression outside PAR has intensified into a tropical storm.
The TS last spotted 1,780 kilometers east of the extreme Northern Luzon, may enter PAR on Wednesday.
Once it enters PAR, it will be given the local name, “Nika”, Mendoza said. (PNA)