By J. Jala | 10:30 AM November 17, 2023
The state-run weather agency said the low-pressure area (LPA) it has been monitoring over the past week will likely enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Friday, Nov. 17.
The LPA will drench Palawan, Bicol Region, Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, Caraga, Davao de Oro, Davao Oriental, Basilan, Sulu, and Tawi-Tawi.
Pagasa warned of possible flash floods and landslides in affected areas were also likely due to heavy rains.
In an early Friday public report, Pagasa weather specialist Aldczar Aurelio explained that the LPA may enter the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) within the day but maintains a low chance of intensifying into a cyclone.
The LPA’s extension, which is also called a trough, was among three weather systems that are expected to bring rain in many parts of the country.
A shear line and the northeast monsoon (locally termed amihan) will continue to affect Luzon and the eastern section of Visayas.
Work in government offices and classes in all levels in Bohol province are suspended on Friday, Nov.17 due to inclement weather.
Acting Governor Dionisio Victor Balite announced the suspension on Thursday.