More rains are expected over the next few days in multiple areas in Visayas and Mindanao as the low-pressure system (LPA) over the Pacific Ocean invaded the country’s area of responsibility early Sunday morning, January 23, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical said Service Administration (PAGASA).
In a public weather forecast, PAGASA weather specialist Samuel Duran said the LPA was estimated at 3 a.m. to be 965 kilometers east of Mindanao
The LPA still has a minimal chance of developing into a tropical cyclone, but it’s expected to bring rain in the coming days as it passes through Mindanao, Duran said.
As early as Sunday, the trough or extension of the LPA was expected to bring scattered light to intermittent heavy rains over eastern Visayas, Caraga and the Davao region.
PAGASA advised the public to remain alert to possible flooding or landslides, particularly in areas prone to these hazards.
Meanwhile, Duran said the northeast monsoon, locally called “Amihan,” will still bring partly cloudy to cloudy skies with scattered light rains over Metro Manila, Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon, Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Cagayan Valley could bring. and Central Luzon.
In the rest of the country there will be partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers due to local thunderstorms.
PAGASA warned the public that the occurrence of severe thunderstorms can sometimes trigger flash floods or landslides.
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