Rains may spoil school reopening — PAGASA

Rains are expected in some parts of the Philippines during the reopening of face-to-face classes on Monday due to a newly monitored low-pressure area, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration reported.

In its latest advisory, PAGASA Weather Specialist Benison Estareja said the LPA in the West Philippines Sea, last tracked over 640 kilometers west of Northern Luzon, continues to move outside the Philippine area of responsibility going to Southern China.

However, Estareja noted the weather bureau is closely monitoring the new LPA that formed yesterday and is slowly approaching the country. It was last tracked over 930 kilometers east of Central Luzon.

PAGASA does not discount the likelihood of the LPA developing into a weak storm or becoming a tropical depression and possibly bringing rains to large parts of Luzon, once it finally enters the Philippine Area of Responsibility next week.

The LPA will likely “pull” southwest monsoon (habagat) in Visayas and western section of Mindanao.

Rains will likely prevail over Southern Luzon and Visayas until Tuesday next week.

Metro Manila may experience hot weather on Sunday morning, with chances of pouring rain from noontime to evening.

Cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms will prevail in Metro Manila on Monday morning. But, as the LPA is approaching, there is a high chance of rains during noontime to evening.

Also, most of Metro Manila will experience cloudy skies with light to moderate thunderstorms, and at times, heavy rains on Tuesday. Flash floods and landslides are possible.

Workers, as well as students who will be attending physical classes next week, are advised to prepare for rainy weather due to the LPA.

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