A weather forecaster on Tuesday afternoon said floods and landslides will continue to threaten most of Luzon and the Visayas until evening.
Moderate to heavy rains will still prevail over Palawan including Calamian, Kalayaan, and Cuyo Islands. Likewise, light to moderate, with at times heavy rains are likely over Cagayan Valley, Cordillera Administrative Region, Calabarzon, Bicol region, Western Visayas, Zamboanga Peninsula, Bangsamoro, the rest of Mimaropa, Aurora, and Ilocos Norte.
Ariel Rojas of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Tropical Depression Lannie has accelerated and is now moving 30 kph west northwestward.
It has maintained its strength, packing maximum sustained winds of 45 kph near the center, and gustiness of up to 55 kph.
No tropical cyclone wind signal is currently in effect. However, occasional gusts reaching near gale to at times gale-force winds will be experienced over extreme northern Luzon, and the coastal and upland areas of Cordillera Administrative Region, mainland Cagayan Valley, Ilocos Norte, central Luzon, Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Western Visayas, and Zamboanga Peninsula.
Gale warning is currently in effect over the seaboards of northern Luzon and western seaboard of Palawan.
Moderate to rough seas will continue to prevail over the rest of the country’s coastal waters. PAGASA advised mariners to take precautionary measures when venturing out to the sea.
Meanwhile, Rojas said PAGASA is also monitoring another weather disturbance outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility.
A low-pressure area was tracked 1,645 kms. east of Mindanao, he said. (Ma. Cristina Arayata/PNA)