The trough or extension of a low pressure area (LPA) inside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) will continue to bring rain to parts of the country, the weather bureau warned on Monday, August 9.
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said the LPA was located 335 kilometers east of Borongan City, Eastern Samar, as of Monday afternoon.
So far, the LPA is less likely to develop into a tropical cyclone, but flash floods are possible as it may trigger moderate to heavy rain.
The following areas are affected by the trough of the LPA:
- Zamboanga Peninsula
- Northern Mindanao
The southwest monsoon or hanging habagat, meanwhile, continues to affect Luzon.
Scattered rain showers and thunderstorms may hit these areas:
- Cagayan Valley
- Ilocos Norte
- Ilocos Sur
The rest of the Philippines, including Metro Manila, will only have isolated rain showers or thunderstorms. (READ: FAST FACTS: Tropical cyclones, rainfall advisories)
The country has seen eight tropical cyclones in 2021, with two of them in August – Tropical Depression Gorio and Tropical Storm Huaning (Lupit). Both Gorio and Huaning stayed inside PAR for only several hours.
PAGASA estimated up to three tropical cyclones for August. (READ: LIST: PAGASA’s names for tropical cyclones in 2021) – Rappler.com