MANILA, Philippines — State weather agency PAGASA is monitoring a low-pressure area (LPA) outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), based on its latest weather bulletin on Tuesday (August 3).
As of 10:00 AM, the LPA was located 550 kilometers northeast of Itbayat, Batanes and is likely to develop into a tropical depression within the next 48 hours.
It is moving northeastward towards PAR’s northern boundary.
Meanwhile, the Southwest Monsoon remains the dominating weather system affecting the country today.
In the next 24 hours, there will be moderate to heavy rains over the Ilocos Region, Zambales, Bataan, Abra, Apayao, Benguet, Batanes, and Babuyan Group of Islands.
Likewise, light to moderate with at times heavy rains will be experienced over Metro Manila, Tarlac, Pampanga, Bulacan, Occidental Mindoro, Batangas, Cavite, and the rest of Cordillera Administrative Region and Cagayan Valley.
Under these conditions, flash floods and rain-induced landslides are possible during heavy or prolonged rainfall, especially in areas that are highly or very highly susceptible to these hazards.
The public and disaster risk reduction and management offices concerned are advised to take appropriate measures and watch for the next update on this weather system.