MANILA, Philippines – The low pressure area (LPA) that state weather bureau PAGASA has been monitoring already entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) before dawn on Sunday, July 15.
In a bulletin issued 4 am on Sunday, PAGASA said the LPA is now located 1,030 kilometers east of Basco, Batanes.
In the meantime, the southwest monsoon is affecting the western part of the Philippines.
PAGASA warned of monsoon rain in Palawan, Oriental Mindoro, Occidental Mindoro, Zambales, Bataan, and Western Visayas on Sunday.
Scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms are also being experienced in Metro Manila, Calabarzon, Marinduque, Romblon, and Eastern Visayas due to the southwest monsoon and the trough or extension of the LPA.
Residents of areas affected by the southwest monsoon and the trough of the LPA should be on alert for possible flash floods and landslides. (READ: FAST FACTS: Tropical cyclones, rainfall advisories)
The rest of the country, meanwhile, will have isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms. Flash floods and landslides are possible, too, especially if the thunderstorms bring heavy rain to low-lying or to mountainous areas.