LPA, habagat to bring rains over Metro Manila


Posted at Jun 27 2014 12:16 PM | Updated as of Jun 28 2014 12:41 AM

MANILA - The low pressure area (LPA) last spotted off Baler, Aurora and the southwest monsoon (habagat) will continue to bring rains over Luzon on Friday, state weather bureau PAGASA said.

PAGASA said the LPA was estimated at 240 kilometers east of Baler, Aurora as of 4 a.m.

Speaking to radio dzMM, weather forecaster Gener Quitlong said the LPA has a low chance of intensifying into a tropical cyclone.

However, it enhances the southwest monsoon, affecting Metro Manila, and Northern and Central Luzon.

PAGASA said Metro Manila, the regions of Ilocos, Cordillera, Cagayan Valley, and Central Luzon will experience moderate to occasionally heavy rains and thunderstorms, which may trigger flashfloods and landslides.

Meanwhile, the rest of Luzon and Western Visayas will have light to moderate rains and thunderstorms. The rest of the country will experience isolated rains or thunderstorms.
On Thursday, heavy rains pounded Metro Manila and nearby provinces, triggering floods in various areas.