Potential cyclone spotted off Catanduanes


Posted at Jul 02 2014 10:06 AM | Updated as of Jul 02 2014 06:06 PM

PAGASA MTSAT image as of 7:32 a.m. Image courtesy of PAGASA

MANILA – A potential cyclone was spotted off Catanduanes, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Wednesday.

PAGASA said as of 4 a.m., a low pressure area (LPA) was spotted 850 kilometers east of Virac. It is embedded along the inter-tropical convergence zone (ITCZ) which affects Visayas and Mindanao.

PAGASA weather forecaster Samuel Duran said the LPA is expected to bring cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and thunderstorms over Visayas and the regions of Bicol, Caraga and Davao.

Metro Manila and the rest of the country, meanwhile, will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rains or thunderstorms.

Duran said the LPA has a slim chance of developing into a cyclone. He said another LPA was also spotted east of Mindanao, outside the Philippine area of responsibility.