BARELY has January ended and another low-pressure area (LPA) is expected to enter the Philippine area of responsibility on Wednesday with a chance of turning into a cyclone to be called Basyang.
The state weather bureau on Sunday said that a LPA is being monitored and is expected to enter this Wednesday.
Luzon and Visayas will continue experiencing partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated light rains because of the northeast monsoon while Mindanao will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms.
This weather scenario is expected to persist until Wednesday, according to the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa).
For the rest of the week, the LPA is expected to move closer towards the Eastern Visayas-Caraga Region area.
These areas, along with the southern part of the Bicol Region, are expected to have cloudy skies and light to moderate rains and thunderstorms. The rest of Mindanao will be partly cloudy with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms while Metro Manila and the rest of the country will have generally fair weather condition apart from isolated light rains.
Fishing boats and other small sea crafts are advised not to venture out into the sea while larger sea vessels are alerted against big waves.