(Update) LPA continues to bring rains over Bicol region, Visayas, Mindanao until Tuesday -PAGASA

MANILA, Aug. 25 (PNA) — Light to moderate rains are expected to prevail over the Bicol region, the Visayas and Mindanao in the next 24 hours due to the low pressure area (LPA) hovering in Eastern Visayas, the state weather bureau said on Monday.

In an interview, Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) weather forecaster Buddy Javier said that as of 4 p.m., the LPA was spotted some 120 kilometers northeast of Guiuan, Eastern Samar (11.3ºN 126.9ºE).

Javier said that based on the agency’s numerical models, the weather disturbance has a slim chance to become a tropical depression, but the agency continues monitoring it.

He added that the LPA is expected to hit landmass that may cause it to dissipate.

Meanwhile, Javier said that due to the LPA, the Bicol region, the Visayas, Mindanao and the provinces of Mindoro, Marinduque and Romblon will experience cloudy skies with light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms until Tuesday.

The rest of the country, including Metro Manila, will continue to have fair weather with partly cloudy to cloudy skies and possible isolated rains due to localized thunderstorms mostly in the afternoon or evening.

Javier also said that no gale warning was issued so sea travel will be safe for fisherfolk and small sea crafts.

In its 5 p.m. advisory, PAGASA said light to moderate winds blowing from the southwest to southeast will prevail over Luzon and coming from the southeast to southwest over the rest of the country.

The coastal waters throughout the archipelago will be slight to moderate. (PNA)