A new low-pressure area (LPA) within the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) will bring scattered rain showers and thunderstorms over some areas in Southern Luzon, Bicol region, and Visayas.

weather update - LPA spotted, to bring rains in Southern Luzon, Bicol, Visayas
(PAGASA / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN)

In its 5 a.m. weather bulletin Sunday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) estimated the location of the LPA at 345 kilometers east of Virac, Catanduanes.

Weather specialist Loriedin de la Cruz said the LPA has a slim chance of developing into a tropical depression at least in the next 24 to 36 hours.

However, the weather disturbance is expected to bring scattered light to moderate rain showers with at times heavy rains over Quezon, Oriental Mindoro, Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan, Albay, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, Sorsogon, Masbate, and Visayas.

Metro Manila and the rest of the country will have “fair weather” due to partly cloudy to cloudy skies until noon but chances of isolated afternoon or evening rainshowers remain high.

Due to the possibility of heavy rain showers during severe thunderstorms, PAGASA advised the public to take necessary precautionary measures in case of flooding or landslides.

PAGASA has not issued a gale warning on Sunday but fisherfolk and seafarers are still advised to observe caution when venturing out to sea.

Moderate sea condition is expected over the waters of Northern Luzon, while slight to moderate seas will prevail across the rest of the country’s seaboards.

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