By Ellalyn de Vera Ruiz
Two low pressure areas (LPAs) surrounding the country are less likely to develop into tropical cyclones.
Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) weather specialist Ezra Bulquerin said one LPA is located east of the country or still outside its area of responsibility, while the other one is estimated north of the country.
So far, he said both the LPAs have a minimal chance of intensifying into tropical depressions.
The trough or advancing clouds of the LPA east of the country will likely bring scattered rains over the eastern section of the country as early as Tuesday, Bulquerin said.
Meanwhile, the LPA north of Luzon has no significant effect over any part of the country, he added.
The southwest monsoon or “habagat” remains the dominant weather system. Batanes and Babuyan group of islands will have cloudy skies with isolated rain showers and thunderstorms due to the habagat.
Metro Manila and the rest of the country will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers from localized thunderstorms.
PAGASA has not issued a gale warning thus fisherfolk and seafarers are safe to sail.
Moderate to rough seas are expected over extreme Northern Luzon, while slight to moderate seas will prevail throughout the rest of the country.