Low pressure moving closer to Mindanao
MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) - A low pressure area continues to move closer to Mindanao Sunday, January 6, threatening areas already ravaged by typhoon Pablo (Bopha).
The LPA was last spotted 700 km southeast of Mindanao (5.5°N, 133.0°E), state weather bureau PAGASA said, and is embedded in the intertropical convergence zone. It entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) early Sunday.
"This weather disturbance is expected to bring moderate to heavy rains (5.0 - 15.0 mm/hr) and thunderstorms in Mindanao particulary in the regions of CARAGA and Davao which may trigger flashfloods and landslides," the bureau said in its 11 am bulletin.
Residents in the said areas are advised to take precaution.
Eastern Visayas and Mindanao will experience cloudy skies with light to moderate rain and thunderstorms.
Meanwhile, the northeast monsoon is continuing to affect Northern Luzon. Cagayan Valley will have cloudy skies with light rain, while the rest of the country will have partly cloudy skies with brief rain or thunderstorms.