PAGASA monitoring LPA outside PHL area of responsibility, as monsoon rains continue

(Eagle News) — The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) is monitoring another low pressure area (LPA) outside the Philippine Area of responsibility (PAR).

The weather disturbance is expected to cause light to moderate rains in the northern part of Luzon in the next following days, even as the southwest monsoon or “habagat” continues to dump heavy in some part of Luzon Metro Manila, Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region and Batanes.

These monsoon rains will also be experienced over Babuyan Groups of Islands, Zambales, Bataan, Cavite and Batangas.

PAGASA warned that those who are living in low lying areas and near mountainous slopes in these provinces should be on the lookout for possible flash floods and landslides.

Meanwhile, scattered light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms will prevail over the provinces of Mindoro, Marinduque and Romblon.

The rest of Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon and Calabarzon will also experience light to moderate rains.

The weather bureau said strong to gale force winds associated with southwest monsoon are expected to affect the northern and western seaboards of Luzon and the southern seaboards of southern Luzon.

Fishing boats and other small sea craft are advised not to venture out into the sea while larger sea vessels are alerted against big waves.