Two brewing Tropical Cyclones or bagyo are being monitored.
The first Low Pressure Area (LPA) that developed within the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) was spotted at 460 kilometers (km) earth-northeast of Guiuan, Eastern Samar at 3:00 a.m. today. In an interview with Panahon TV, PAGASA Weather Forecaster Shelly Ignacio said that PAGASA is not ruling out the possibility of this LPA intensifying into a Tropical Cyclone. Meanwhile, another LPA is bound to enter PAR this weekend. At 3:00 a.m., it was located 1,705 km east of Northern Luzon and may intensify into a Tropical Cyclone. Based on climatological records, an average of two to four Tropical Cyclones may develop in the country this month.
Today, the combined effects of the Southwest Monsoon (Habagat) and the trough of the LPA inside PAR dampen parts of the country.
Western Visayas, Palawan, Mindoro, Zambales, Bataan, Cavite, and Batangas will experience monsoon rains that can cause possible flash floods or landslides. In Metro Manila, Bicol Region, Bulacan, Pampanga, Laguna, Rizal, Quezon and Eastern Visayas, cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms will prevail. In the rest of the country, partly cloudy to cloudy skies will dominate except for chances of rain showers or thunderstorms.