LPA unlikely to develop into tropical depression, may still bring rains over Visayas, Mindanao

A low pressure area (LPA) last seen 210 kilometers east northeast of Davao City is less likely to develop into a tropical depression within the next 48 hours, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said in its 4 a.m. bulletin on Wednesday, Dec. 21.

Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA)

The LPA will still bring rains over parts of Visayas and Mindanao today and in the upcoming days, the state weather bureau added.

Meanwhile, the shear line may bring cloudy skies, scattered rain showers, and thunderstorms over the eastern section of southern Luzon and the Bicol Region.

PAGASA also noted that the northeast monsoon or "amihan" continues to bring cold temperatures over parts of Luzon.

At the same time, cloudy skies and rains are still expected in northern Luzon, the eastern section of southern Luzon, Metro Manila, and nearby provinces.

The remaining parts of Luzon, Calabarzon, Cagayan Valley, Cordillera Administrative Region, and Aurora will also experience rains and cloudy skies brought by the "amihan."

Due to LPA, isolated rain showers and cloudy skies will remain in the eastern and central Visayas, Caraga, and Davao regions. At the same time, the remaining parts of Visayas will also experience slightly cloudy to cloudy skies and localized thunderstorms.

PAGASA reminded the public to stay safe and remain vigilant against possible flooding and landslides.

A Gale warning signal remains on the seaboards of northern Luzon and the eastern seaboards of central and southern Luzon, PAGASA added.