MANILA – The Visayas and some parts of Luzon and Mindanao will continue to experience rain showers due to the low pressure area (LPA) and the intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ), the weather bureau said Thursday.

These weather systems will bring scattered rain showers and thunderstorms over the Visayas, Zamboanga Peninsula, Palawan, Romblon, Masbate, Catanduanes, Albay, Sorsogon, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said these areas may experience flash floods or landslides due to moderate with at times heavy rains.

The LPA last tracked 130 kilometers southeast of Cuyo, Palawan and is embedded along the ITCZ has a moderate to high chance of developing into a weak tropical cyclone, said PAGASA forecaster Benison Estareja.

He added that the LPA would continue to move westward, and will be named Betty once it develops into a tropical cyclone.  

Warm and humid weather due to easterlies will continue to prevail over Metro Manila and the rest of the country.

Isolated rain showers caused by localized thunderstorms are still likely.

Light to moderate winds and slight to moderate seas will continue to prevail across the country, PAGASA said. (PNA)