PAGASA: New LPA won't affect PH

By Helen Flores, The Philippine Star

Posted at Jul 03 2014 03:25 AM | Updated as of Jul 03 2014 11:25 AM

MANILA, Philippines - A low-pressure area (LPA) entered the Philippine area of responsibility yesterday but state weather forecasters said it was not expected to directly affect any part of the country.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said an intertropical convergence zone will continue to bring light to moderate rains in the Visayas and the Bicol, Caraga and Davao regions in the next few days.

The LPA, which was spotted 830 kilometers east of Virac, Catanduanes at 4 p.m. yesterday, has a slim chance of intensifying into a tropical cyclone, PAGASA senior weather forecaster Chris Perez said.

He said the weather system may dissipate as it moves closer to the landmass of Luzon this weekend.

Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rains and thunderstorms mostly in the afternoon or evening.

PAGASA expects two or three cyclones would enter the country’s area of responsibility this month.