Several parts of the country may continue to experience cloudy skies with scattered rain showers due to a low pressure area (LPA) and intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ), the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 23.
Weather specialist Joey Figuracion said the LPA over Samar has already dissipated but PAGASA continues to monitor the LPA over the Sulu Sea.
The LPA, which is embedded along the intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ), was estimated at 155 kilometers west-northwest of Zamboanga City at around 3 p.m.
In the next 24 hours, the LPA and ITCZ may bring cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms over Metro Manila, Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Oriental Mindoro, Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan, Western Visayas, Zamboanga Peninsula, and Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslims Mindanao.
Figuracion said the LPA may develop into a tropical depression once outside the Philippine area of responsibility.
The weather disturbance is seen to exit the country’s area of monitoring by Monday, Oct. 25
Moreover, PAGASA said the “shearline,” or convergence of northeasterly and easterly winds, may bring cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms over Aurora, Quezon, Albay, Catanduanes, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Sorsogon, and Masbate in the next 24 hours.
Batanes and Babuyan Islands may experience cloudy skies with light rains due to the northeasterly surface wind flow.
Meanwhile, the rest of the country will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms.
PAGASA reminded the public to remain vigilant against possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms.