LPA spotted east of Mindanao


Posted at Jul 23 2012 10:19 AM | Updated as of Jul 24 2012 04:51 AM

MANILA, Philippines – A low pressure area (LPA) was spotted east of Mindanao but is too far to bring rains over parts of the country as of the moment, state weather bureau PAGASA said Monday.

PAGASA said the LPA was last spotted 1,170 kilometers east of Mindanao.

If the LPA develops into a cyclone, it will be named “Gener” once it enters the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR).

Tropical depression “Ferdie” (international codename: Vicente), meanwhile, intensified into a storm as it left PAR.

PAGASA forecaster Fernando Cada said Ferdie was already moving towards southern China.

He said the storm continues to enhance the southwest monsoon (habagat), bringing rains over parts of central and northern Luzon.

PAGASA has lifted its yellow rainfall warning over Metro Manila.

PAGASA issues the following alerts when there are strong rains but no storm warning signals were raised:

  • Yellow – 7.5 to 15 mm rainfall expected within one hour
  • Green – 15 mm to 30 mm rainfall expected within one hour
  • Red – 30 mm and above rainfall expected within one hour