A RAINY State of the Nation Address (Sona) awaits President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III on Monday, according to Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical Astronomical and Services Administration (Pagasa).

In a special weather outlook for July 26, the state weather bureau said that the intertropical convergence zone will affect the whole archipelago.

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Meanwhile, a low pressure area at 140 km southeast of Roxas City is expected to bring scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms especially over Visayas.

Pagasa director Prisco Nilo said the low pressure will develop into a tropical depression once it crosses Visayas Saturday night.

“By tomorrow (Sunday), it may develop into tropical depression while over the South China Sea but it would still bring rains,” he told Sun.Star in a text message.

“By Sunday and Monday (July 25-26), Metro Manila, Central and Southern Luzon, and Visayas will have cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms in the afternoon or evening,” the advisory added.

In Metro Manila, Pagasa’s extended weather forecast indicated that cloudy skies with rainshowers and thunderstorms on Monday, with temperatures ranging from 24 to 31 degrees Celsius.

Last July 21, strong winds and heavy rains due to a low pressure, which later became tropical storm Caloy triggered flashfloods in Dingalan, Aurora.

The flashfloods also prompted authorities to evacuate 105 families and declare a state of calamity in the area. (Virgil Lopez/Sunnex)