A low pressure area or LPA over Mindanao is threatening to develop into a storm by Wednesday or Thursday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said Monday.
The weather disturbance is expected to bring rainy weather over the eastern part of Mindanao while the area continues to reel from the devastation wrought by Typhoon Odette, which left a swathe of destruction this week in agricultural and infrastructure as well as deaths.
In its 4 p.m. weather advisory on Monday, the agency said the LPA might bring rains over the eastern portion of Mindanao on Christmas day but had a low chance of turning into a tropical cyclone.
PAGASA also projected rainy weather over Cagayan Valley and Aurora due to the tail-end of a cold front.
But it said: “Flooding and landslides possible due to antecedent rains.”
Light rains might be also experienced in the Ilocos and Cordillera regions, while sea travel is still risky over the seaboards of Batanes and Babuyan Islands due to big waves caused by the northeast monsoon or amihan.
Areas severely affected by Typhoon Odette—namely Siargao, Surigao del Norte, Dinagat, Southern Leyte, Bohol, Cebu, Negros, and most of Palawan—will have fair and warm weather, PAGASA said.