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MANILA, Philippines -- Saturday’s sun could turn out to be a brief respite as the state weather bureau said a new low-pressure area east of northern Luzon could enter the Philippine area of responsibility within the next 12 to 24 hours.
The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Service Administration said monsoon rains could start falling over Luzon, including Metro Manila within the day.
The new LPA, which will be named “Helen” as soon as it enters the PAR, was 1,370 kilometers east of northern Luzon as of early Saturday morning and is still too far to affect the country.
“Maliit yung tsansa maging bagyo (There is little chance of it becoming a storm),” PAGASA forecaster Jori Loiz said.
However, Lois added if it does turn into a storm, it would again enhance the southwest monsoon.
This week’s torrential rains and massive floods in Metro Manila and outlying regions were caused by typhoon “Haikui” enhancing the monsoon before it slammed into southern China.
Loiz said Metro Manila will experience mostly cloudy with scattered rain showers.
The monsoon will continue affecting Northern and Central Luzon while the rest of the country will experience isolated rain showers and thunderstorms.