A low-pressure area (LPA) currently bringing rain to parts of the country is likely to dissolve after it makes landfall over Quezon province Wednesday afternoon, state weather forecasters said.
But PAGASA forecaster Buddy Javier said that the LPA will bring widespread rain to Southern Luzon, and residents in affected areas are urged to be cautious of flash floods and landslides. LPA may dissolve
"(Posibleng) malulusaw (ang LPA) pag tumama sa kalupaan. Baka mamayang hapon, tumama na ito at pwede siya mag-dissipate sa kalupaan," Javier said in an interview on dzBB radio.
He said that, as of 2:00am, the LPA was estimated at 80km east of Infanta town in Quezon province. As such, he said the LPA is not likely to become a cyclone.
On the other hand, Javier said Metro Manila can expect rainy weather due to the LPA. Making sure
As of 9:00am, PAGASA is still monitoring the situation but has said that it seems increasingly likely that the LPA will dissolve as expected. Nevertheless, the agency is still awaiting consolidation of its most recent data just to make sure.
"Tinitignan po natin (ang LPA), at inaabangan natin ang data bago kami magbigay ng final advisory," said PAGASA weather forecaster Jori Loiz on News To Go.
PAGASA is scheduled to issue its next regular weather advisory at 11am this morning. Rest of the country
The agency's latest bulletin, as of 5:00am, indicated that the whole country will experience mostly cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms, "becoming cloudy with widespread rains over Southern Luzon which may trigger flash floods and landslides."
It added light to moderate winds blowing from the northeast to northwest will prevail over Luzon and coming from the south to southwest over Visayas and Mindanao.
The coastal waters throughout the archipelago will be slight to moderate, it added. — TJD, GMA News