LPA spotted off Batanes; rains expected over Luzon, Visayas


MANILA — A low pressure area (LPA) was spotted 830 kilometers east of Basco, Batanes, state weather agency Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Sunday morning.

It added that the southwest monsoon affecting central and southern Luzon, Visayas, will cause rains to these areas.

In its 24-hour forecast, PAGASA said cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and possible occasionally heavy rains, gusty winds and lightning will prevail over Metro Manila, Visayas, central Luzon, Calabarzon, Mimaropa and Bicol.

The rest of the country will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies, isolated light to occasionally heavy rains, gusty winds and lightning.

Meanwhile, moderate to strong winds will blow from Northeast to northwest over Northern and central Luzon, and from southwest to west over Visayas, Mindanao and the rest of Luzon .

The country’s coastal waters will be moderate to rough, PAGASA said. PNA-northboundasia.com