By Marjaleen Ramos
A low pressure area (LPA) has entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) early Monday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) reported.
In its 4am bulletin, the LPA was located 770 kilometers east of Guiuan, Eastern Samar.
PAGASA said the LPA will possibly develop into a tropical depression within the next 24 to 36 hours. It will be locally named “Jenny,” the 10th tropical cyclone to enter the country this year.
Meanwhile, the southwest monsoon or “habagat” is affecting Southern Luzon and Visayas.
Cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms will prevail over MIMAROPA, Bicol Region, Visayas, CARAGA Region, Northern Mindanao and Zamboanga Peninsula.
PAGASA warned residents in the said areas on possible flash floods or landslides.
Isolated rainshowers or localized thunderstorms will be experienced over the rest of the country today.