Rains to persist this weekend due to LPAs, southwest monsoon – PAGASA

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 23) — Moderate to at times heavy rains are expected to persist this weekend in parts of the country, as the state weather bureau monitors two low pressure areas (LPAs), although it said a storm is not likely to develop soon.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on Saturday said that as of 3 p.m., it has located one LPA east of Catarman, Northern Samar and another west of Dagupan City, Pangasinan.

It said there is a low chance for any of the two to intensify into a storm over the next 24 hours.

Apart from the LPAs, the bureau noted that the southwest monsoon is likewise bringing rains, particularly in Southern Luzon, the Visayas, and Mindanao.

Due to the combined effects of these weather disturbances, it forecasts scattered rain showers and thunderstorms in Metro Manila, the rest of Luzon, and Visayas.

Meanwhile, it said Mindanao may experience isolated rain showers or thunderstorms.

PAGASA warned of possible flash floods or landslides.

On Saturday, rains triggered flooding in parts of Metro Manila, with some roads temporarily impassable to vehicles.

While bad weather is seen to continue in Luzon on Sunday, PAGASA weather specialist Veronica Torres said they expect mostly just scattered rain showers and thunderstorms in the central and southern parts.

She added that localized thunderstorms may still occur in northern Luzon, particularly during the afternoon and evening, but better weather conditions in that area are generally expected.