LPA to bring rains in Metro Manila, Visayas, Mindanao

LPA to bring rains in Metro Manila, Visayas, Mindanao

The trough of a low pressure area will bring rains in coming days in Metro Manila and some areas in Visayas and Mindanao, state weather bureau Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Sunday morning.

As of 3 a.m., the LPA was last spotted 1,345 km east of Visayas, outside the Philippine area of responsibility.

In its 4 a.m. advisory on Sunday, PAGASA said the LPA is likely to develop into a tropical depression by Tuesday, July 16, and would be named “Falcon,” the country’s 6th tropical cyclone this year.

It is expected to enter PAR Sunday night or Monday morning, the state weather bureau said.

Isolated rainshowers will be experienced over Metro Manila, Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Bicol region, Visayas, and Mindanao due to the trough of the LPA.

Northern and Central Luzon will meanwhile experience fair weather, with localized thunderstorms in the afternoon or the evening.

Residents along mountain slopes are advised to take precautionary measures against possible hazards such as landslides, mudslides, rockslides and flash floods.