The low pressure area will bring cloudy and rainy weather in most parts of the Luzon, including Metro Manila, on Tuesday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said.
In an interview, PAGASA weather forecaster Aldczar Aurelio said that as of 4 a.m. the LPA was spotted some 45 km Southwest of Daet, Camarines Norte (13.8ºN 122.6ºE).
Aurelio said the LPA, which is moving closer to Luzon, would bring light to moderate rainshowers over Metro Manila, Central Luzon, Calabarzon (Cavite,Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon), Bicol Region and the provinces of Pangasinan, Mindoro, Marinduque and Romblon.
Aurelio said that due to the rains brought by the LPA, the agency has issued a “yellow” rainfall warning on Metro Manila and other nearby provinces around 5 a.m. Tuesday.
Moderate to heavy rains is affecting Metro Manila, provinces of Rizal, Laguna, Cavite, Bulacan, Pampanga, Quezon and Nueva Ecija
Residents of the above-mentioned areas are advised to take precautionary measures.
Under the heavy rainfall warning system, a yellow rainfall advisory is raised when the expected rainfall amount is between 7.5 mm and 15 mm within one hour and likely to continue.
Communities under yellow advisory are advised to be aware of the weather condition and warned that flooding may be possible in low-lying areas. He added the LPA may dissipate if it hits landmass.
Gradual weather improvement is expected if this happens, he said..
PAGASA still expects two to three more storms to enter the country before the end of the month.
The next tropical cyclone that will visit the country will be named “Kanor.”
Meanwhile, Aurelio said the rest of the country will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies and possible isolated rains due to localized thunderstorms mostly in the afternoon or evening.
He also said that no gale warning was issued so sea travel will be safe for fisherfolk and small seacraft.
In its advisory, PAGASA said light to moderate winds blowing from the southwest to southeast will prevail over luzon and coming from the southwest to west over the rest of the country.
The coastal waters throughout the archipelago will be slight to moderate. PNA