2-3 storms could affect Philippines this August: PAGASA

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Posted at Aug 08 2022 06:53 AM | Updated as of Aug 08 2022 12:47 PM

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MANILA (UPDATE) — Pack an umbrella, Kapamilya! It's going to be a rainy Monday as the southwest monsoon continues to affect Metro Manila, Central Luzon, CALABARZON, and MIMAROPA, weather bureau PAGASA said. 

PAGASA weather forecaster Obet Badrina said a low-pressure area has left the Philippine area of responsibility but has strengthened the southwest monsoon in Luzon. 

Two to 3 storms could affect the country before the end of the month, he added. 

Weather conditions in Metro Manila, Central Luzon, CALABARZON, and MIMAROPA will remain cloudy with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms, which could lead to possible flash floods or landslides. The western section of Luzon will experience moderate to strong winds. 

The rest of the country will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms. 

In an advisory issued at 11 a.m., PAGASA said a new LPA was formed inside PAR.

The brewing storm was last spotted 960 kilometers east of Mindanao. It will move northwestward and remain over the Philippine Sea before dissipating by Wednesday.

The LPA will bring rains in Caraga and Davao Region Monday. It is less likely to develop into a tropical depression within the next 48 hours, PAGASA said.