MANILA – The state weather bureau is monitoring a low pressure area off the coast of Eastern Samar Monday, which is expected to bring rains in some parts of the country.

In its 5:00 p.m. bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric Astronomical and Services Administration (Pagasa) said the weather disturbance was tracked at 290 kilometers southeast of Guiuan, Eastern Samar.

The bulletin further said the LPA is embedded along the intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) affecting Southern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

Pagasa however failed to comment whether the LPA would develop into a storm, which will be code-named “Juan.”

“Residents living in these areas are advised to take the necessary precautionary measures,” the advisory said.

The same weather bulletin said that light to moderate winds blowing from the northeast to southeast will prevail over Luzon with moderate seas.

Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate coming from the southeast to southwest with slight to moderate seas.

In Metro Manila, Pagasa’s weather forecast indicated that cloudy skies with rainshowers and thunderstorms on Tuesday, with temperatures ranging from 24 to 32 degrees Celsius.(Virgil Lopez/Sunnex)