MANILA -- The state weather forecasters continue to monitor the low pressure area (LPA) hovering off the coast of Mindanao on Sunday.

As of 11 a.m., the LPA was seen 190 kilometers (km) east of General Santos City.

"This weather system will bring cloudy skies with moderate to heavy rain and thunderstorms over Mindanao (especially Caraga Region and Compostela Valley), Leyte and Samar Provinces, Negros Provinces, Cebu and Bohol," the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said in its Facebook account.

The rain may trigger flashfloods and landslides, Pagasa cautioned.


Low pressure area over Mindanao (Source: US NOAA)

Pagasa also issued a rainfall alert warning over several areas in Mindanao.

It said, "Moderate to occasional heavy rain over portions of Surigao del Norte, Agusan del Norte, Davao Oriental, Camiguin Island, which may continue for two to three hours."

"Meanwhile, light to moderate with occasional heavy rain over portions of Zamboanga del Norte, Bukidnon,Misamis Oriental, General Santos City, Agusan del Sur, Surigao del Sur,Misamis Occidental, and Sulu, which may persist for two to three hours," it added.

Pagasa also warned that flooding is threatening in low-lying areas and landslides in mountainous areas. (SFP/Sunnex)