MANILA, Philippines – A low pressure area (LPA) was spotted off Visayas but the state weather bureau said it is unlikely to develop into a storm.
“So far karamihan sa mga numerical model na gingamit natin walang nag-iindicate na ito (LPA) ay magiging isang bagyo,” said Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) forecaster Gener Quitlong.
As of 2 a.m. Thursday, the LPA was spotted 480 kilometers east of Eastern Visayas.
Quitlong said the LPA will bring rains over eastern Visayas and entire Mindanao.
“May kalakihan ang kaulapan niya, sa ngayon buong Mindanao nasasakupan niya, subalit sa Kabisayaan, ang silangang [bahagi] lang ang maapektuhan,” he said.
The southwest monsoon (habagat), meanwhile, is the main weather system affecting northern and central Luzon.
PAGASA said sea conditions over the seabords of northern and central Luzon will be “rough to very rough”,” producing waves with a height of 3.4 to 5 meters.
It said occasional rains are expected over northern and central Luzon as tropical storm “Carina” (international codename: Talim) continues to enhance the southwest monsoon.
Quitlong said with this kind of weather, fishermen are warned against venturing into the seas.
“Ganoon din ang pag-alon ng karagatan, may kalakasan pa rin. Mapanganib pa rin ang maglayag sa mga lugar na iyan,” he said.
Quitlong said Metro Manila, meanwhile, will experience fair weather.