The low pressure area (LPA) off Palawan may continue to bring rains over some parts of the country, including Metro Manila, as it may develop into a tropical depression within the next 36 hours, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on Sunday, Oct. 24.
The LPA was estimated at 205 kilometers west-northwest of Puerto Princesa City Palawan at around 10 a.m.
“This weather disturbance may develop into a tropical depression within the next 36 hours as it moves generally westward and exits the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) between tonight and tomorrow morning (Oct. 24),” PAGASA said in its 11 a.m. weather advisory.
In the next 24 hours, moderate to heavy with at times intense rains are “highly likely” over Palawan, Aurora, Quezon, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, and Catanduanes.
Light to moderate with at times heavy rains may also prevail over Metro Manila, Bulacan, Tarlac, Pampanga, Zambales, Bataan, Nueva Ecija, Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Oriental Mindoro, Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Albay, Sorsogon, Masbate, Cagayan Valley, Eastern Visayas, and Caraga.
“Under these conditions, isolated to scattered flooding, including flash floods, and rain-induced landslides are possible, especially in areas that are highly or very highly susceptible to these hazards as identified in hazard maps,” PAGASA said.
“PAGASA regional services divisions may issue local rainfall advisories and heavy rainfall warnings while the Hydrometeorology Division and River Basin Flood Forecasting and Warning centers may issue general flood advisories and basin flood bulletins as appropriate,” it added.
It advised the public and disaster risk reduction and management offices concerned to take appropriate actions and continue monitoring official updates regarding this weather disturbance.