Scattered rain showers may continue in Metro Manila, rest of Luzon

Published December 10, 2020, 5:05 PM

by Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz

Scattered rain showers and thunderstorms may still prevail over Metro Manila, Central Luzon, and Southern Luzon within 24 hours due to a low-pressure area (LPA) off the coast of Oriental Mindoro Thursday afternoon.


In its weather bulletin issued at 4 p.m., the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) estimated the location of the LPA at 205 kilometers west-northwest of Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro.

Scattered rain showers due to this weather disturbance may affect Metro Manila, Aurora, Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Tarlac, Pampanga, Zambales, Pangasinan, Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon.

PAGASA advised those in these areas to remain alert against possible flash floods or landslides in case moderate to heavy rains occur.

Meanwhile, the northeast monsoon or “amihan” will prevail over Northern Luzon.

Cloudy skies and monsoon rains will affect Batanes, Cagayan, Quirino, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, Abra, Benguet, Ifugao, Apayao, Mountain Province, and Kalinga. 

There is also a possibility of flash floods or landslides during the occurrence of moderate to heavy monsoon rains.

PAGASA said Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, and La Union will have cloudy skies with light amihan rains but will have no significant impact on these areas.

The rest of the country will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rain showers due to localized thunderstorms.

Possible flash floods or landslides may occur during severe thunderstorms, PAGASA advised.