THE Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) advised the local to be watchful, as rains are expected across the central and southern regions of the country.

In a weather advisory as of 10 a.m. Wednesday, a Low Pressure Area (LPA) was embedded at the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) affecting Visayas and Mindanao.

The LPA was estimated, based on all available data, at 600 km East of Northern Mindanao.

It also said such weather system will bring cloudy skies with moderate to occasionally heavy rainshowers and thunderstorm in Bicol Region and eastern section of Visayas and Mindanao, which may trigger flashflood and landslides.

Visayas and Mindanao are set to experience light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms, while the rest of Luzon would be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers and thunderstorms.

The Davao City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (DCRRMC), in its official facebook page, said Uyanguren corner Bangoy Streets and J.P. Laurel Avenue, GSIS area going to Matina Public Market, and Times Beach Road near Indonesian Consulate, were flooded on Tuesday evening due to heavy downpour.

As 9:40 p.m. Tuesday, it was monitored that the river water levels increased but still at safe level.

Residents in these areas and the disaster risk reduction and management councils concerned were advised to be on alert and monitor for the updates to be incorporated in the public weather forecast.

"Makakaranas tayo ng pag-ulan from weather disturbance hanggang bukas (Thursday) pa. So it would still be best kung nakahanda tayo sa lahat ng oras, alam naman natin na ang panahon ay pabago-bago," Pagasa weather observer Ben Rosales said.