By Marisol Bo-oc | 08:08 AM January 25, 2022
The low pressure area (LPA) inside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) will trigger more rain on Tuesday, January 25, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said.
In its 4 am bulletin on Tuesday, the LPA was already in the vicinity of Talacogon, Agusan del Sur.
It will continue to cross the Mindanao-Visayas area, heading for the Sulu Sea, and eventually Palawan, according to Pagasa Weather Specialist Grace Castañeda.
The LPA is causing scattered rain and thunderstorms in these areas on Tuesday in Visayas, Mindanao and Bicol.
Pagasa warned that flash floods and landslides are possible in the affected regions, with the rain becoming moderate to heavy at times.
The LPA still has a “low chance of developing into a tropical depression in the next 24 to 48 hours,” according to the weather bureau.
If the LPA becomes a tropical cyclone, it would be the Philippines’ first for 2022. An average of 20 tropical cyclones form within or enter PAR each year.