The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on Saturday, Dec. 16, said the Low Pressure Area (LPA) being monitored outside the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) may enter the country within 24 hours

In PAGASA’s 4 a.m. live broadcast, weather specialist Obet Badrina said the LPA was seen 1,225 kilometers east of Southeastern Mindanao.

Badrina added that PAGASA is not ruling out the possibility for the LPA to develop into a tropical cyclone.

“Whether or not the LPA may develop into a tropical cyclone, starting tomorrow, it may still bring rains particularly in the eastern portion of Visayas and Mindanao,” said Badrina.

Meanwhile, the northeast monsoon or “amihan” may still bring isolated light rains in Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, and Cagayan Valley where partly cloudy to cloudy skies will be expected.

In Metro Manila and the rest of the country, PAGASA said partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms will be felt caused by the easterlies or the warm winds coming from the Pacific Ocean.

PAGASA warned the public of threats from flash floods or landslides that may occur during severe thunderstorms.