Low pressure area off Eastern Samar to bring rains
MANILA, Philippines — The trough or extension of a low pressure area (LPA) off Eastern Samar province will bring scattered rains in Bicol region, the Visayas and parts of Mindanao, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa).
As of 3 p.m. on Monday, the LPA was estimated at 335 kilometers east of Borongan City. It moved closer to the Philippine landmass throughout on Monday.
Pagasa forecasters said residents in Bicol region, the Visayas, Northern Mindanao, Zamboanga Peninsula and Caraga region should ready their umbrellas on Tuesday for cloudy skies with scattered showers brought by the LPA.
In an earlier weather bulletin on Monday, Pagasa said the weather system was less likely to intensify into a tropical depression.
The southwest monsoon, locally known as “habagat,” will also continue to affect Luzon on Tuesday.
Scattered rains and thunderstorms are expected in Cagayan Valley and the provinces of Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan, Ilocos and Apayao.
The southwest monsoon, along with localized thunderstorms, may also bring partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated showers in Metro Manila and the rest of the country.
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