MANILA, Philippines – A low pressure area northwest of Northern Palawan threatens to bring flash floods and landslides on the western sections of Visayas and Mindanao, state weather forecasters warned Monday afternoon.
In its 5 p.m. advisory, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said the low pressure area was located 210 kilometers northwest of northern Palawan and is embedded along the intertropical convergence zone affecting Visayas and Mindanao.
On the other hand, an active low pressure area was estimated at 1,400 km east-northeast of Northern Luzon.
“Visayas and Mindanao will experience mostly cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms becoming frequent rains over the western sections which may trigger flashfloods and landslides,” Pagasa said.
No tropical cyclone is existing within the Philippine area of responsibility, according to Pagasa.
It also said the rest of the country will have partly cloudy to at times cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms mostly in the afternoon or evening.
Pagasa further said moderate to occasionally strong winds blowing from the southwest and west will prevail over extreme Northern Luzon, with moderate to occasionally rough seas.
Elsewhere, light to moderate winds coming from the northeast and southwest will prevail and the coastal waters along these areas will be slight to moderate except during thunderstorms.
– Amita Legaspi, GMANews.TV