A new weather disturbance may enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (LPA).
According to PAGASA Weather Specialist Chris Perez, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was spotted at 1,365 kilometers east of Visayas at 3:00 a.m. today. Because this LPA may enter PAR over the weekend, the public is advised to continue monitoring developments. Meanwhile, a cluster of clouds east of Mindanao, inside PAR, are also being monitored. PAGASA is not ruling out its possibility of developing into an LPA as well.
Today, the country remains storm-free, but the Southwest Monsoon or Habagat continues to bring rains. Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan, Zambales, Bataan, Pampanga, Bulacan, Cavite, Batangas and Western Visayas will experience monsoon rains that may trigger flash floods or landslides. In the rest of the country, including Metro Manila, cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms will prevail.
With the surge of the Habagat, a gale warning is hoisted in the western seaboards of Southern Luzon, including Occidental Mindoro, Lubang Island, Palawan and Calamian Group of Islands. Fisherfolk and those with small seacraft are advised not to venture out, while larger vessels are advised to take precautionary measures against rough to very rough sea conditions.