MANILA – The shear line and the southwesterly surface wind flow will continue to cause rains over parts of the country, the weather bureau said Wednesday.
Both will bring scattered rain showers and thunderstorms over Eastern Visayas and the provinces of Batanes, Cagayan including the Babuyan Islands, Ilocos Norte, and Apayao.
Flash floods or landslides are likely due to moderate to at times heavy rains, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said.
The rest of the country will have isolated rain showers caused by localized thunderstorms.
Meanwhile, the low-pressure area over the Philippine Sea has developed into Tropical Depression Obet.
Obet packs maximum sustained winds of 45 kph near the center, and gustiness of up to 55 kph.
It was last tracked 1,055 km. east of extreme northern Luzon.
Obet is forecast to bring moderate to heavy with at times intense rains over the Babuyan Islands, Ilocos Norte, Apayao, and the northern portion of mainland Cagayan beginning Friday.
No tropical cyclone wind signal was hoisted on any part of the country, but the northeasterly surface wind flow will cause strong to gale-force winds over Batanes, Babuyan Islands, and the northern portions of mainland Cagayan, Apayao, and Ilocos Norte in the next 24 hours.
Winds associated with the northeasterly surface wind flow will also cause rough to very rough seas over the northern, eastern, and western seaboards of northern Luzon.
PAGASA advised fishing boats and other small sea vessels not to venture into the sea, and larger sea vessels are alerted against big waves. (PNA)