LPA enters PAR; ‘habagat’ affects western part of S. Luzon

A low pressure area (LPA) has entered the country’s area of responsibility on Monday afternoon, June 5, said the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

According to PAGASA weather specialist Aldczar Aurelio, the LPA was last spotted 1,000 kilometers east of Eastern Visayas around 3 p.m.

He said the weather disturbance may become a tropical depression within 24 to 48 hours and may move towards Northern Luzon in the coming days.

However, Aurelio said the LPA was still too far to have any effect on the country as of Monday.

In the next 24 hours, Palawan may experience cloudy weather with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms due to the southwest monsoon or “habagat.”

PAGASA warned of possible flash floods or landslides in Palawan during moderate to heavy rains.

Meanwhile, the rest of the country will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms due to the habagat and localized thunderstorms.

PAGASA also advised the public to exercise caution during severe thunderstorms, as these may also trigger landslides or flash floods, especially in areas that are vulnerable to these hazards.