Rainy Thursday in PH due to LPA, thunderstorms

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MANILA, Philippines – It'll be rainy across the Philippines on Thursday, October 5, due to a low pressure area (LPA) and localized thunderstorms.

In a bulletin issued 4 am on Thursday, state weather bureau PAGASA said the LPA is already in the vicinity of Natonin, Mountain Province.

This weather system will bring light to heavy rain and strong winds to the regions of Ilocos, Cordillera, and Cagayan Valley, as well as the province of Aurora. These areas should be on alert for possible floods.

The rest of the country, meanwhile, will have isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms, which may occasionally be heavy. 

At 7 am, a yellow rainfall advisory was issued for Metro Manila, Rizal, Bulacan, and Bataan. This means there could be floods in low-lying areas. (READ: FAST FACTS: Tropical cyclones, rainfall advisories)

A thunderstorm already hit Metro Manila early Thursday. On Twitter, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) warned of heavier traffic due to gutter-deep flooding at the Aurora Tunnel in Cubao, Quezon City. The MMDA advised motorists to avoid the area and take alternate routes.

MMDA ADVISORY: Expect heavy traffic at EDSA Aurora Tunnel NB/SB due to flood (gutter deep). Avoid the area. Take Alternate routes. #mmda — Official MMDA (@MMDA) October 4, 2017


Coastal waters in Northern Luzon and Central Luzon will also be moderate to rough.

PAGASA is not monitoring any tropical cyclone at the moment. (READ: EXPLAINER: How tropical cyclones form– Rappler.com