PAGASA: LPA, monsoon brings country-wide rains
A low-pressure area and the southwest monsoon are projected to bring rains over the whole country, said Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration forecaster Chris Perez Thursday evening.
The LPA is located 270 kilometers east of Hinatuan municipality, Surigao Del Sur.
However, the LPA has little chances of becoming a cyclone within the next 24 to 48 hours.
“It’s likely to dissipate after it makes a landfall in Mindanao. Pag nagdisorganize yan. Mawawala na ang sentro,” Perez explained.
Perez said that they are expecting coastal waters throughout the country to be moderate to rough. There will also be moderate to strong winds.
In its 5 P.M. weather forecast, PAGASA warned that the expected frequent rains in the western section of Northern and Central Luzon may cause flashfloods and landslides.
It also advised fishing boats and other small sea crafts found at the seaboards of Northern and Central Luzon to stay in port.
Eastern Visayas and the whole of Mindanao will experience mostly cloudy skies with scattered rain-showers and thunderstorms.
The rest of the country is expected to experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain-showers or thunderstorms. — DVM, GMA News