By Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz
The low pressure area (LPA), formerly tropical depression “Chedeng,” may still bring light to moderate rains that will gradually decrease while on its way towards the West Philippine Sea.
Before Wednesday noon, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) estimated the location of the LPA at 305 kilometers south of Puerto Princesa City.
Scattered light to moderate rains will prevail over Palawan, Zamboanga City, Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-tawi.
PAGASA said the LPA will likely be outside the country’s area of responsibility on Thursday.
Meanwhile, the warm and humid easterly winds blowing from the Pacific Ocean will prevail over the rest of the country.
Albay, Catanduanes, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Sorsogon, Masbate, the whole of Visayas, and the rest of Mindanao will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms.
PAGASA advised residents in Bicol Region, Visayas, and Mindanao to be alert for possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms.
The easterlies will bring fair weather with only partly cloudy skies over Metro Manila and the rest of the country.
PAGASA continued to advise those with small seacrafts not to set sail into the eastern coast of the entire country, and the western seaboards of Visayas and Mindanao due to big waves due to the northeasterly winds.
The rest of the country will only have slight to moderate seas.