A new low-pressure area (LPA) is being monitored at 2,195 kilometers east of Visayas by the state weather bureau.

Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) weather specialist Meno Mendoza said Sunday that the LPA is still outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR).

“Sa kasalukuyan ito ay nasa layong 2,195 kilometers silangan ng kabisayaan. Ang tinatawag na trough ng LPA o ‘yong extension area ng kaulapan na nanggagaling sa dito ay nakakaapekto sa ilang bahagi ng Mindanao na nagdudulot ng pag-ulan,” Mendoza said.

He said the southwest monsoon or “habagat” will remain affecting the western sections of northern and central Luzon.

PAGASA did not say when the LPA will possibly enter the PAR and if it will intensify.

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