Some areas still reeling from the devastation caused by killer Typhoon Odette will experience rains again due to the low-pressure area spotted in Mindanao, the first to enter the country’s jurisdiction this year, the state weather bureau said Sunday.
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said the trough of the LPA would bring cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms over Eastern Visayas, Central Visayas, CARAGA, Northern Mindanao, and Davao Region in the next 24 hours.
These areas are among those that suffered the impact of the 15th and most powerful typhoon that hit the country last year.
The LPA was last seen 625 kilometers east of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur, with the weather burreau warning on the possibility of flash floods and landslides.
Metro Manila, which has been having cloudy skies and intermittent rains, and the rest of the country, will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers due to localized thunderstorms, the weather bureau said.
Last December, Odette wreaked havoc in parts of the Visayas and Mindanao, leaving at least 406 people dead, 1,273 injured, and 65 missing as of Jan. 23.
Authorities reported damage to agriculture and infrastructure reached almost ₱16 billion and ₱17.3 billion, respectively.