Rains will still be felt in some areas of the country on Tuesday due to three weather systems prevailing across the archipelago.
The tropical storm internationally called “Chan-hom” remains almost stationary near the northeastern border of the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR). It remains on track to enter the PAR on Wednesday but may also leave on the same day. Once inside the PAR, the storm will be called by its local name “Nika.”
In its 5 a.m. weather bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services (PAGASA) said the low pressure area (LPA) at 555 kilometers (km) east of Infanta, Quezon may still bring rain showers over Bicol.
The other LPA earlier monitored west of Luzon has already left the PAR on Monday evening, according to weather specialist Meno Mendoza.
PAGASA said the LPA and the southwest monsoon or “habagat” will bring cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms to Visayas, Oriental Mindoro, Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan, Albay, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, Sorsogon, Masbate, Zamboanga del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga Sibugay, Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao, Basilan, Sulu, Tawi-Tawi, Cotabato, Sarangani, South Cotabato, and Sultan Kudarat.
The northeasterly surface wind flow, a precursor of the northeast monsoon or “amihan,” may also prevail bringing partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated light rains over Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union, Pangasinan, Abra, Benguet, Ifugao, Kalinga, Mountain Province, Apayao, Batanes, Cagayan, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, and Quirino.
Metro Manila and the rest of the country will be partly cloudy to cloudy, warm from morning until noon, and will have possible isolated rain showers in the afternoon or evening due to localized thunderstorms and “habagat.”
Those affected by the LPA and southwest monsoon were advised to take precautionary measures in case of severe thunderstorm activity in the afternoon or evening as flash floods or landslides may occur, especially in high-risk areas. (Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz)