The State weather bureau said yesterday that Visayas and Mindanao will continue to experience some rains due to the trough or extension of a low-pressure area east of the country while Luzon will have fair weather condition due to a weak southwest monsoon or “habagat.”
Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration weather specialist Ariel Rojas said the LPA was estimated at 520 kilometers east-southeast of General Santos City as of yesterday morning. It is less likely to develop into a tropical cyclone and may dissipate within 24 to 36 hours, he said.
However, the trough or extension of the LPA will continue to bring scattered rain showers and thunderstorms over Visayas and Mindanao. Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon will only have isolated rain showers due to the weak effect of habagat, Rojas said.
PAGASA advised the public that rains, especially during severe thunderstorms, could trigger possible flash floods or landslides over low-lying and mountainous areas.
Meanwhile, the water level at Angat Dam continues to increase due to the recent monsoon rains over the watershed area in Norzagaray, Bulacan.
PAGASA monitoring showed Angat’s level rising to 161.86 meters yesterday morning, higher by 0.78 meters from last Wednesday’s 161.08 meters. (Ellalyn V. Ruiz)