By Marisol Bo-oc | 10:55 PM January 11, 2021
Areas in Visayas and Mindanao can expect light and scattered rains from Monday night to Tuesday, state weather bureau said.
Weather reports from the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) on Monday afternoon said that the rains are due to a low pressure area (LPA) spotted east of Mindanao, and the tail end of a frontal system.
It said the LPA was last seen 240 kilometers east southeast of General Santos City.
Meanwhile, the tail end of a cold front still affects the eastern part of Visayas and the northern portion of Mindanao.
Pagasa advised people in the Eastern Visayas area, those in Caraga and Davao Region plus people living in Sorsogon to remain alert for possible flash floods and landslides.
Pagasa said the LPA is expected to dissipate in the next 24 hours, adding that it does not expect any tropical cyclone to form inside the Philippine area of responsibility.
Cold weather is still expected due to the amihan, as temperatures in Metro Manila plummet to just 22 to 29 degrees Celsius, Laoag with 19 to 28 degrees, Tuguegarao at 19 to 26 degrees, Baguio with just 10 to 21 degrees, and Tagaytay with 19 to 27 degrees.
Similar conditions may be felt in Visayas and Mindanao still because of the LPA and the cold front, as temperatures range from 24 to 29 degrees Celsius in Iloilo, Cebu, and Davao, 24 to 28 degrees in Tacloban, 24 to 32 degrees in Zamboanga, and 24 to 30 degrees in Cagayan de Oro.