LPA might strengthen, last for 3 more days


Posted at Jan 16 2014 07:41 PM | Updated as of Jan 17 2014 03:41 AM

MANILA -- A low pressure area (LPA) affecting provinces in Visayas and Mindanao slightly changed its direction on Thursday, but it might come back stronger as it gathers more water in the open sea, state weather bureau PAGASA said.

The LPA was last spotted 210 kilometers east of Guiuan, Eastern Samar.

PAGASA weather forecaster Jun Galang said that the LPA might become a tropical depression, but it will not be powerful because it is near a land mass.

Visayas and Mindanao may continue to experience rains for the next two to three days.

Eastern Visayas, Caraga and Northern Mindanao will be cloudy with moderate to occasionally heavy rainshowers and thunderstorms, which may trigger flashfloods and landslides, PAGASA said.

The rest of Visayas, Davao region, and Zamboanga peninsula will be cloudy with light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms.

Cagayan Valley, Bicol region, and the province of Aurora will be cloudy with light rains.

Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated light rains.

The rest of Mindanao will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.

Meanwhile, a temperature of 19.7 degrees Celsius was recorded this morning in Metro Manila.

A temperature of 9.8 degrees Celsius was recorded in Baguio City.