THE Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) has reported that a low pressure area (LPA) has been spotted east of Catarman in Northern Samar.
The LPA was last seen 975 kilometers east of Catarman, Northern Samar at 3 a.m. Tuesday, August 20.
It is expected to become a tropical depression within 48 hours and will be named "Ineng" once it enters the Philippine area of responsibility, said Pagasa.
The weather bureau said Batanes and Babuyan Group of Islands in northern Luzon will experience cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers and thunderstorms brought by the Southwest Monsoon.
Cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms, brought by the trough of the LPA, will be experienced in Bicol Region, Eastern Visayas, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur.
Metro Manila and the rest of the country will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers due to localized thunderstorms.
Pagasa has asked all the concerned public and disaster risk reduction and management offices to take precautionary measures and to monitor for updates. (EZN/SunStar Philippines)