By MB Online
The low pressure area (LPA) in the east of the country has moved to Bicol as the two tropical cyclones outside the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) continue to move away.
After being in the vicinity of Palapag, Northern Samar this morning, the LPA has moved to the vicinity of Sorsogon City, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said.
It is embedded within the intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) that continues to bring rains over southern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.
Bicol, Eastern Visayas and Quezon will experience cloudy skies with moderate to occasional heavy rains and thunderstorms. Residents there are warned about possible flash floods and landslides.
Moderate rains and thunderstorms are expected over Mimaropa, rest of Visayas, Mindanao and the rest of Calabarzon, while light rains will prevail over Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon.
Meanwhile, tropical storm ‘Meari’ and another tropical depression continue to move away from PAR.
‘Meari’ was last spotted 1,880 km east of Central Luzon, with maximum sustained winds of up to 65 kph and gusts reaching 80 kph. It is moving northeast at 7 kph.
The other tropical depression was last seen 2,845 km east of extreme northern Luzon. It packs up winds of up to 55 kph and gusts reaching 70 kph, traveling much faster at 20 kph northeast.