LPA to bring more rains across PH


Posted at Jul 03 2012 10:03 PM | Updated as of Jul 04 2012 06:03 AM

MANILA, Philippines – The state weather bureau said the low pressure area (LPA) that has been bringing rains across the country will continue to dump rains until Wednesday.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said although more rains are expected, there is a slim chance that the weather disturbance will intensify into a storm.

PAGASA said as of 5 p.m. Tuesday, the weather disturbance was spotted more than 40 kilometers west of Manila.

It will still bring occasional to frequent showers over Aurora, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga and Batangas.
Residents in these areas are warned against possible flashfloods and landslides.

In the Visayas, Boracay, Leyte and Samar will have a 90% to 100% chance of rain Tuesday night.

Rains are also expected in the western portion of Visayas, including Antique, Iloilo and Negros Occidental.

In Mindanao, there’s an 80% to 100% chance of precipitation over in Butuan, Bukidnon, Cagayan de Oro, Davao and Dipolog on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Metro Manila should also expect more rains until Wednesday.

PAGASA said the LPA is moving towards the West Philippine Sea and is expected to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility by Wednesday morning. -- With a report from ANC