The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) is monitoring a new low-pressure area (LPA) expected to turn into another tropical depression as it enters the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR).
PAGASA weather specialist Ezra Bulquerin said that as of 3 a.m. on June 28, the LPA was located at 960 kilometers east of Guiuan, eastern Samar.
“Sa kasalukuyan, the Southwest monsoon o Habagat ang nakakaapekto dito sa Western section ng Luzon at Visayas, samantala yong binabantayan natin na LPA na nasa labas Philippine Area of Responsibility ay pumasok na kahapon, around 9:00 pm. At ito ay huling namataan sa layong 960 kilometers east ng Guiuan, eastern Samar at ito ay nanatiling may posibilidad na maging bagyo within the next few days,” Bulquerin said.
If the new LPA develops into a tropical depression, it will be the fifth storm in 2019 after Dodong on Tuesday.
Due to the Southwest monsoon or Habagat, the provinces in MIMAROPA region including Zambales and Bataan may experience cloudy skies with rains, thunderstorm and lightning.
Even with the presence of LPA, fishermen with small boats may also sail in Philippine seas due to the absence of gale warning advisory.
“Wala tayong nakataas na gale warning kaya malayang makakalayag yong mga kababayan natin na mangingisda o yong may maliit na sasakyang pandagat, pwede silang pumalaot. Ibayong pag-iingat lang sa may western section ng Luzon, magiging moderate to rough ang ating sea condition dyan dala nong Habagat,” he added.