Severe Tropical Storm Inday has exited the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), but a Low Pressure Area (LPA) has entered PAR today.
At 3:00 a.m., the LPA was located at 270 kilometers west of Sinai, Ilocos Sur. According to PAGASA Weather Forecaster Shelly Ignacio, this LPA may intensify into a tropical cyclone in the next 24-48 hours and will be given the local name Josie, the country’s 4th tropical cyclone this month.
The extension of this LPA, and the Southwest Monsoon will bring rains today. Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Cagayan Valley and the provinces of Zambales and Bataan will continue to experience monsoon rains that may trigger flash floods or landslides. In Metro Manila, CALABARZON and the rest of Central Luzon, occasional rains will still be experienced. Partly cloudy to cloudy skies, or a generally fair weather will prevail in Bicol Region, MIMAROPA, Visayas and Mindanao but isolated rain showers are still possible.
With the surge of Habagat, gale warning is hoisted in the western seaboards of Northern and Central Luzon, These include Ilocos Sur, La Union, Pangasinan, Ilocos Norte, Zambales and Bataan. Fisher folks and those with small seacraft are advised not to venture out while larger vessels are advised to take precautionary measures from rough to very rough sea condition.