OZAMIZ CITY, Misamis Occidental, Dec. 26 (PIA) -- The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) has again warned the people living near the mountain slopes and in low-lying areas of the Northern Mindanao river systems of possible flashfloods and landslides.
PAGASA reported that another low pressure area (LPA) was estimated, at 2:00 a.m., today, at 30 km. west Northwest of Butuan City (9.0 degrees North, 125.3 degrees East), Northeast monsoon affecting Luzon.
Based on satellite and surface data, the PAGASA forecasts that Luzon will experience mostly cloudy skies with scattered rains today.
Likewise, Mindanao and the Visayas, including Palawan, will be cloudy with scattered to widespread rain showers and thunderstorms which may trigger flashfloods and landslides.
Moderate to strong winds blowing from the Northeast will prevail over Luzon and Visayas and the coastal waters along these areas will be moderate to rough.
Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate coming from the Northeast to North with slight to moderate seas.
Likely to be affected by the LPA in Northern Mindanao are the following rivers, streams and their tributaries: Oroquieta River in Misamis Occidental and Agus River, Liangan River, Maranding River, Mandulog River, Dapao River and Mataling River in Lanao del Norte, Odiongan River, Tagoloan River, Cagayan de Oro River, Cabulig River and the other nearby rivers in the province of Misamis Oriental.
Yesterday, Christmas Day at 2:00 a.m., an LPA was estimated at 630 km. East Southeast of Mindanao in the 5.2 degrees, North and 132.5 degrees East coordinates.