PAGASA: No storm but rain over Palawan
A shallow low pressure area (SLPA) northwest of Palawan is expected to bring rain in the next few days but has little chance of becoming a storm, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Monday evening.
“Kaya namin sinabing shallow kasi mababa ang chance na maging bagyo,” PAGASA forecaster Ricky Fabregas said in a telephone interview with GMA News Online.
Fabregas said that the SLPA is expected to cause widespread rains over Palawan, but is estimated to leave the Philippine area of responsibility within the next 24 hours.
In its 24-hour weather forecast issued late Monday afternoon, PAGASA noted that rains in Palawan could trigger flashfloods and landslides.
Fabregas said that Metro Manila, Southern Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao can expect mostly cloudy skies, scattered rainshowers, and thunderstorms this week, due to an intertropical convergence zone. — VS, GMA News