MANILA – Rains will still be experienced in parts of Visayas and Mindanao as the low pressure area (LPA) refuses to leave the region, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Adminsitration (PAGASA) said.
In its latest weather bulletin, PAGASA said the LPA was spotted 415 kilometers east southeast of Davao City as of 4 a.m. today.
The LPA, which had intensified into a tropical depression named "Agaton" before being downgraded back to LPA category, has already claimed 42 lives and left eight others missing, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC).
PAGASA forecaster Gladys Saludes said numerical models revealed that parts of Visayas and Mindanao which have been experiencing moderate to heavy rains for over a week already will have to bear with bad weather for two to three more days.
PAGASA said due to the LPA, the regions of Eastern Visayas, Caraga and Northern Mindanao, and the provinces of Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental will experience cloudy skies with moderate to heavy rains and thunderstorms which may trigger flash floods and landslides.
The rest of Mindanao will be cloudy with light to moderate rains and thunderstorms. The rest of Visayas will have cloudy skies with light to moderate rains.
Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated light rains.