By Glen S. Ramos
QUEZON City — The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) today said that a low pressure area (LPA) and the southwest monsoon or “habagat” will continue to bring rains over Metro Manila and other parts of the country.
According to its 11 a.m. advisory, PAGASA said the LPA is located some 275 kilometers east of Baler, Aurora, however, it still less likely to develop into a tropical depression in the next 48 hours.
The weather bureau also announced that the southwest monsoon and LPA will bring light to moderate and at times heavy rains over Bicol Region, Palawan, Occidental Mindoro, Antique, Aklan, Capiz, Iloilo, Guimaras, Bataan, Zambales, Quezon, Aurora and Isabela.
“Residents on low lying areas are advised to take extra precautions under these conditions, where scattered flooding and rain-induced landslides are likely to occur, especially in areas that are highly or very highly susceptible to these hazards,” PAG-ASA warned.
Aside from Metro Manila, the LPA and habagat are also affecting Visayas, Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon), Marinduque and Romblon.
Meanwhile, the rest of the country will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms due to localized thunderstorms and habagat. (ai/mtvn)