MANILA, Philippines — The effects of two low pressure areas, including one expected to intensify over the next two days, and a southwest monsoon are expected to bring rains in parts of the country Wednesday, the state weather bureau said.
The low pressure areas were monitored 600 kilometers east- southeast of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur and 440 km east-northeast of Tuguegarao City, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said.
The LPA in Surigao del Sur may intensify by Thursday or Friday. Should it become a cyclone, it will be called “Gener”.
Meanwhile, a southwest monsoon was also affecting Luzon.
Luzon and Mindanao will have mostly cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms becoming cloudy with widespread rains over the western sections of Northern and Central Luzon which may trigger flashfloods and landslides. Visayas will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms, Pagasa said.
Moderate to strong winds blowing from the southwest to south will prevail over Luzon and coming from Southwest to Northwest over the rest of the country. The coastal waters throughout the archipelago will be moderate to rough.
Read the latest Pagasa weather forecast here.