Scattered rains to prevail over most of Luzon, Visayas due to LPA, ITCZ, northeasterlies -- PAGASA


Most of Luzon and Visayas may continue to experience scattered rains and thunderstorms due to the low pressure area (LPA), intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ), and northeasterly surface wind flow, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 24.

The LPA was estimated at 165 kilometers east of Kalayaan Island, Palawan at around 3 p.m.

PAGASA weather specialist Ana Clauren said the LPA will likely exit the Philippine area of responsibility between Sunday evening and Monday morning.

It also may develop into a tropical depression within the next 36 hours.

In the next 24 hours, PAGASA said cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms may prevail over Metro Manila, Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon, Oriental Mindoro, Occidental Mindoro, Romblon, Palawan, Central Luzon, Bicol Region, and Visayas.

Meanwhile, Cagayan Valley and Cordillera Administrative Region may have cloudy skies with rains due to the northeasterly surface wind flow.

The rest of the country will likely experience generally fair weather with partly cloudy to cloudy conditions and isolated rain showers or thunderstorms due to the ITCZ and localized thunderstorms.

PAGASA reminded the public to remain vigilant against possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms.

Moreover, Clauren said PAGASA is also monitoring a tropical depression outside the PAR or at 1,650 km east of Visayas on Sunday afternoon.

She noted that the tropical depression has a slim chance of entering the PAR in the coming days.